Peppers, who played in three games before a season ending leg injury as a freshma, is back and fully healthy. He’s also the most talked about and most likely – talented – player on the team. So seeing him lined up on the offensive side could bode well for the Wolverines this fall, right?
Well, junior running back Derrick Green seems to think so.
“Yeah we could (use him),” Green said, who’s in the middle of a running back competition himself. “It’d be nice. We do a couple of trick plays, throw some stuff in there for him.”
Adding: “Hopefully (he adds) a lot. He’s been working his tail off and giving 100-percent every day on and off the field, we’re excited. This is going to be fun.”
At 6-foot-1, 205-pounds, Peppers played running back and wide receiver at renowned powerhouse Paramus (N.J.) Catholic High. He also starred at cornerback and safety, earning a five-star rating from Scout.com. Although, the expectation is Peppers will man one of the safety positions when Michigan opens up at Utah on Sept. 3.
That being said, it’s his on-and-off the field enthusiasm that has earned the respect of his peers, says Green.
“That’s definitely how Jabrill is,” Green said of Peppers. “You can’t really question (his heart). We love him to death and that’s just his personality.
“He walks the walk and talks the talk -- that’s Jabrill.”