“Visit went well, it was a light crowd with Northwestern,” said the Detroit (Mich.) Cass Tech star in an interview with The Michigan Insider. “It was kind of a snowy day, so it was a light attendance in that game. Even with that, I got a good chance t talk with the coaches. It was kind of 1-on-1.”
By one-on-one, the four-star 2017 wide out is referring to his opportunity to talk exclusively with U-M passing game coordinator Jedd Fisch, who has made a strong impression on Peoples-Jones with his NFL experience.
“Me and Coach Fisch (had a) meeting, looked at some film,” Peoples-Jones recalled. “Kind of evaluating his receivers. What he did in the league (NFL). What he can do for me. So he taught me a lot.”
Adding: “When you’re coming from a place that these coaches are coming from, you’re going to be good, you’re going to have success. Coming from NFL team’s like the Jacksonville Jaguars, (Denver) Broncos, coaching so many great receivers, he definitely knows what he doing.”
And with Michigan landing a strong recruiting class in 2016, Peoples-Jones has definitely taken notice.
“They’re doing great,” Peoples-Jones said of U-Ms recruiting success. “Like I said with the NFL experience, Coach Fisch, Coach (Jim) Harbaugh, they’re going to bring in great talent. They know what they are doing. You want to be surrounded by success that they’ve had.”
Peoples-Jones has been to Michigan’s campus on numerous occasions throughout his recruitment. However, he admits he still working on getting more “comfortable” with U-M’s environment.
“Really I got to stay more comfortable,” Peoples-Jones said. “Continue to build my relationship with the coaches. Really, just be comfortable. I know a lot of guys up there, Ahmir Mitchell, I know Jourdan Lewis, that’s my guy, he went (to Cass Tech). Really, just talking to them, they know different aspect than the coaches, talking to Michigan players gives you a different perspective.”
Peoples-Jones says he hasn’t decided on whether or not he will be attending U-M’s annual spring game on April 1.
“I don’t know if I will be able to make it, but I would like to,” he said.
As of right now, Peoples-Jones says his plan is to announce his top-five by this summer. Michigan had already been named previously in his top-10.
That being said, if Peoples-Jones were to announce his top-five today, would Michigan have a good chance of being one of his team’s?
“Yes,” he said, adding: “I’m not saying any favorites, but they are definitely on the rise.”
Peoples-Jones has not set a timeline for his commitment announcement.