Peoples-Jones Talks Michigan, MSU Visits

Detroit (Mich.) Cass Tech 2017 WR Donovan Peoples-Jones recaps his game day visits to Michigan and Michigan State.

Top wide receiver Donovan Peoples-Jones is already considered the top player from the state of Michigan in the 2017 class. So it comes to no surprise that in-state rivals Michigan and Michigan State have worked hard to recruit the four-star talent, with both schools playing host to the Detroit Cass Tech standout on Saturday.

Peoples-Jones, who visited U-M first, watched as the Wolverines dismantled Oregon State 35-7 in coach Jim Harbaugh’s home debut.

“It went well,” Peoples-Jones said of Michigan visit. “I think they played well, and I enjoyed my time. It was interesting and exciting seeing former Cass players (Jourdan Lewis, Royce Jenkins-Stone and David Dawson), and other people I grew up with play and get lots of action.”

However, Peoples-Jones admits he paid close attention to Michigan’s offense.

“I've noticed some trends in the routes Michigan's receivers run, which facilitates the QB's being able to get them the ball,” he said. “Personally, I think some of the defensive players would be great fits at wide receiver. I would like to see Jourdan Lewis and Jabrill Peppers given a try.”

That being said, Peoples-Jones says that it won’t be his last visit to U-M’s campus, and hopes to visit more in the future.

“Just still would like to visit more and see what all they have to offer,” he said.

What would he like to do on his next visit? Well, Peoples-Jones says getting “familiarity” with the players is of high concern.

“I think (the players) keep it real because of their experiences and familiarity with the program,” he said. “Really, I just want to see the program have a successful season this year.”

Talking MSU

Michigan State played host to Oregon in primetime, defeating the Ducks 31-28, and Peoples-Jones was one of many of top recruits in attendance.

“It went well,” Peoples-Jones aid of MSU of visit. “That was the (most live) that I've ever seen a crowd at a state game -- it was exciting. I feel they played a great game against a good team.”

How is Peoples-Jones’ relationship building with MSU’s staff?

“It's building well,” he said. “Anytime I visit any school in particular, my relationship builds.”

Adding: “Coach (Mark) Dantonio's ambition to win (is sticking out). He's done a great job recently and last year, and has State competing at a high level.”

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