Peoples-Jones Talks Michigan BBQ

Detroit (Mich.) Cass Tech 2017 WR, Donovan Peoples-Jones, talks Wolverines barbecue and more.

Only a sophomore, wide receiver Donovan Peoples-Jones has already been on Michigan’s campus numerous times throughout his brief high school career. On Sunday, the Detroit (Mich.) Cass Tech made yet another trip to U-M the football teams annual recruiting bonanza – The Barbecue at the Big House.

“I enjoyed my visit today,” Peoples-Jones said. “They said that was the first time they included the maze race, so that was fun. I also enjoyed meeting most of the coaching staff.”

During his visit, Peoples-Jones was courted by U-M assistants Jeff Hecklinski and Fed Jackson, and both coaches conveyed the message to be patient in his recruitment.

“Their message was basically telling me to ‘hang in there’ and let me ‘enjoy the recruiting process’ along with high school,” said Peoples-Jones.

While Michigan has yet to offer talented sophomore, he says Coach Jackson is working towards making that “happen.”

“Coach Jackson just told me to keep hanging in there and that they were going to make it happen,” People-Jones said. “Also, an offer from Michigan would be really exciting considering the history and excellence of the school itself.”

As of right now, he says his next planned visit is when Michigan plays host to Penn State on Oct. 11.

“Well, I’ve been there a few times, so I am somewhat familiar with the athletic facilities,” Peoples-Jones said. “I’m sure there is tons of information I don’t know yet. So everything they have to teach me is what I am willing to learn.”

After his latest visit to Ann Arbor, where do the Wolverines stand in his recruitment?

“I’m still neutral,” Peoples-Jones said, when asked where Michigan stands in his recruitment. “I have the same feeling for all the schools recruiting me. I am trying to enjoy this process as long as I can before I narrowing down [schools]. I’m not sure if I am visiting anymore schools this summer. If I am, they haven’t been planned yet.”

Currently, Peoples-Jones holds offers from Ohio State, Miami (Fla.), N.C. State, North Carolina and Penn State.

The Michigan Insider Top Stories