The Michigan Insider made it out to Pontiac (Mich.) to watch many of the state’s top players participate in Rising Stars weekly training session. Arguably the top prospect in attendance was 2017 Detroit Cass Tech wide receiver Donovan Peoples-Jones.
The 6-2, 175-pound wide out ranked a four-star recruit by Scout.com and holds offers from the likes Michigan, Michigan State, Ohio State, Penn State, Florida, Alabama, LSU, and whole host of others. He established himself as a major priority for two different Michigan staffs and Jim Harbaugh and company have gotten more strident in their pursuit as time has gone on. The same can be said of the competition after word of his outstanding athleticism spread when he won the Nike Sparq Challenge at The Opening in Oregon last summer and then followed that up with a stellar junior campaign.
The key to Michigan strengthening its chances of keeping the talented youngster home was showing him that it was headed in the right direction. After watching the Wolverines' performance this season he said they did just that.
"Pretty much I just wanted to see with all the coaching staff changes what they were going to do this year," Peoples-Jones said. "They proved that to me... they came in and had a winning season. Right now its just looking forward to spring ball and looking forward to (getting a better feel for) them."
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