Tim Drevno: Donovan Peoples-Jones is a 'special person and player'

Michigan's OC Tim Drevno knows that he has "special" player in freshman wide receiver Donovan Peoples-Jones.

Donovan Peoples-Jones came to Michigan as a local prodigy out of Detroit (Mich.) Cass Tech,  rated the No. 1 wide receiver in the country and the hype that comes with it.

And so far anyways, U-M’s latest freshman sensation is living up to his press clippings with his work ethic, says offensive coordinator Tim Drevno.

“Donovan is a special, special person and player,” Drevno said of Peoples-Jones moments after U-M’s first spring practice on Friday.

In fact, his praise of the 6-foot-2.5, 190-pounder, didn’t stop there.

“He’s really locked in,” Drevno said. “He’s really focused and really wants it. He’s very mature and has a very good concentration level. He wants to be a student of the game. He wants to do it right. He wants to do it on a high level. It’s really nice to see. There is no let down, he is going.”

Peoples-Jones, who is also studying pre-medicine, doesn’t seem to be bothered by his workload in the classroom or on the football field either, says Drevno.

“He just handles his business,” Drevno said. “Once he comes from the campus down here, it’s ‘hey, it’s football time.’ You can see he’s constantly locked in, good focus.”

You can see Peoples-Jones first time on the field on April 15, for Michigan’s annual spring football game.


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