Donovan Peoples-Jones: Michigan 'showing me the ropes'

Detroit (Mich.) Cass Tech 2017 WR Donovan Peoples-Jones "had a good time" on his latest trip to Michigan.

DETROIT -- Donovan Peoples-Jones hasn’t changed his top-ten or even hinted who his favorite school might be in his recruitment.

That being said, Michigan happens to be in his top-ten.

And, well, the Detroit (Mich.) Cass Tech 2017 wide receiver says he’s taken in some extra visits to Michigan’s campus lately.

“Really with Michigan I want to analyze them like I am with every other school in my top-ten,” Peoples-Jones said. “It’s definitely easier to get to some of the local schools like Michigan, Michigan State and Ohio State. So when I went up to Michigan, I definitely had a good time.”

At Michigan, however, Peoples-Jones isn’t just looking at football. No, he’s also looking at what U-M offers in the classroom, specifically in his preferred degree of sports medicine.

“It definitely sticks out that they want to satisfy my interests,” Peoples-Jones said. “They know that I want to go into medicine. Preferably I want to be a sports medicine surgeon. So they are just helping me, showing me the ropes really. Showing me what I need to (see), and I appreciate that.”

The more Peoples-Jones visits the Wolverines, he admits, the stronger his bond continues to grow with U-M’s coaching staff and its players. 

“The relationship is definitely building,” Peoples-Jones said of Michigan. “I think the relationships build faster during the off season, because coaches have more time dedicated to the players and recruits. Relationship is definitely building (with U-M). Right now I’m just at the point where I got to keep building it, and we’ll go from there.”

Next up, Peoples-Jones says he may attend next weeks Friday night-lights camp at Michigan stadium.

“Just getting up there and keep getting a feel for it,” Peoples-Jones said, who couldn’t confirm if he would visit or not. “Meeting everyone that I can. Being surrounded by people who are on Michigan’s staff is a good thing. Get to know them and the players, really talk to the players, they’ll tell you the real (talk), they’re not going to cut it short. They’re not trying to recruit you, they’re just telling you what they are going through.”

Peoples-Jones says he plans to narrow his list to a top-five or seven later this summer. Then, of course, he’ll take his official visits before announcing his commitment this December, he says, as he plans to graduate early and enroll this January.


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