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Jabrill Peppers declares for NFL Draft

Heisman Trophy finalist and electrifying playmaker Jabrill Peppers announces his intentions to declare for the NFL Draft.

Jabrill Peppers says he is forgoing his remaining eligibility at the University of Michigan to declare for the NFL Draft.

In a tweet sent out on Tuesday afternoon, Peppers informed the public of his decision with an exclusive article he gave to Sports Illustrated. He told SI's Pete Thamel that he came to his final decision over the weekend at his home in New Jersey, he informed his head coach of the decision in a face-to-face meeting on Monday.

“[Harbaugh] thanked me and told me it was a pleasure to coach me,” Peppers told Thamel. “I told him it was a pleasure to play for him. He molded me for the next level, that’s how he operates. He runs his program like an NFL team. He’s done more than enough to prepare me for this moment.”

Peppers said his decision was a tough one and was 'torn' about what he wanted to with his future.

“It’s one of the hardest things I’ve ever had to do,” Peppers said. “I’m choosing between cementing my legacy as a college player and starting my pro legacy. It’s something you dream of when you were a kid. I was torn between the two.”

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