Peoples-Jones Figuring Out Fit at Michigan

2017 Detroit (Mich.) Cass Tech four-star wide out Donovan Peoples-Jones is an emerging player in the state early in his class. Peoples-Jones discusses a recent visit to Michigan, his vibe with the Wolverines, visit plans, and more.

A fantastic all around athlete at the high school level, 2017 Detroit (Mich.) Cass Tech four-star wide receiver Donovan Peoples-Jones has some big time scholarship offers to his name early in his recruiting process.

Currently with offers from Cincinnati, LSU, Miami (Fla.), Michigan, Michigan State, North Carolina, North Carolina State, Ohio State, Penn State and Tennessee, Peoples-Jones remains hell bent on improving his skill set this off-season.

“Route running is a big one,” Peoples-Jones said. “I’ve got to be more technical with my routes. I got to get stronger and faster too, that’s what I’m focused on right now.”

Up to 6-foot-2, 190-pounds, Peoples-Jones recently ventured up to Ann Arbor to check out Michigan’s spring football game.

Still looking to build a relationship with the coaching staff under Jim Harbaugh, Peoples-Jones continues to do his homework on the Wolverines.

“We went up there for the spring football game,” Peoples-Jones said. “Pretty much I’m trying to get up there as much as I can to experience the campus and see what they have to offer for me and see if I can fit in their system.”

Asked which member of Michigan’s staff he’s closest with at this point, Peoples-Jones didn’t hesitate.

“Coaching wise I don’t know but Coach (Chris) Partridge is a real cool guy,” Peoples-Jones said. “We always kick it when I go up there.”

With a pair of in-state players making commitments to Michigan recently in 2016 Southfield running back Matt Falcon and 2016 Farmington linebacker David Reese, rumors of more dropping soon continues to gain traction.

Right now though, Peoples-Jones isn’t looking to jump on board the commitment train rolling through Ann Arbor.

“I’m happy for them,” Peoples-Jones said. “But I’m just going to do what’s best for me.”

Peoples-Jones says no one currently sits a top his leaderboard. As for upcoming visits, a slew of trips are on the horizon.

“Penn State might be a possibility, Ohio State, then Florida and USC in the summer are a few I look forward to as well,” Peoples-Jones said.

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