Peoples-Jones: 'I’m very excited for the future'

Donovan Peoples-Jones on his Michigan decision: "I’m very excited for the future.”

ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Looking back, Donovan Peoples-Jones admits it wasn’t an easy to decision when he chose Michigan over fellow finalist Ohio State and Florida State back in December.

In fact, Michigan’s early-enrolled freshman had to look past the football field, and look at the other notable factors in his decision – mainly – academics. Which as an aspiring sports medicine major, U-M fit the bill when it came down his commitment factors, though, he says he didn’t know he would be a Wolverine till a matter of a few hours before his announcement. 

“It was very hard,” Peoples-Jones said looking back on his decision. “Because once I prayed on it and gave it couple days, I knew it would be Michigan. It was vey hard, I was thinking of all the factors. It was kind of hard, because every school was good at football. I had to look deeper, the academic piece that coach (Jim) Harbaugh and Michigan sold to me, that pretty much completed the deal.”

Now the five-star wide receiver out Detroit (Mich.) Cass Tech is on campus, and has no regrets about his decision to become Blue.

“I think that’s with every decision in lif you’re going to have multiple options but you have to make the best decision for you,” Peoples-Jones said of his choice. “If you have any regrets about the decision, it might not of been the best decision.

“I have no regrets, I’m happy to be here. I’m very excited for the future.”

And while there was much hype behind his commitment on social media from U-M’s fan base, Peoples-Jones says he didn’t pay much attention to his following, adding he simply made the best decision for himself.

“I pretty much didn’t realize that, I was pretty much making the best decision for me,” Peoples-Jones admits. “Fans are going to react to whatever decision I make. So I am very appreciative of what coach Harbaugh and everybody in his staff has done for me lately. I’m definitely excited.”


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