Does 5-star Peppers Have a Leader?

Paramus (N.J.) Catholic five-star cornerback Jabrill Peppers visited LSU this weekend. It comes after recent visits to Michigan and Ohio State, and FOX Sports NEXT has the latest on his recruitment.

Five-star cornerback Jabrill Peppers' recruitment is gaining clarity, but his coach said there are still a handful of teams remaining in contention for his commitment.

The 6-foot, 200-pound Peppers, who plays at Paramus (N.J.) Catholic High, returned from a weekend visit to LSU, and visited Ohio State and Michigan the weekend prior. He is still slated to visit Stanford in the summer (no date yet) and is contemplating a visit to Michigan State.

"He's been impressed with all of the schools but he really seems to like Michigan and Stanford, although Ohio State and LSU are still in the mix," Paramus Catholic coach Chris Patridge said. "Another school that is recruiting him that is gaining speed is Michigan State.

"He still liked LSU. He still liked Ohio State. They still have positives. He's still going to visit Stanford. I would say they're still involved. They're definitely not out. Things can change. Jabrill is still evaluating schools."

Peppers grew up a Michigan fan and he loved his visit to campus earlier this month.

However, Partridge said he also enjoyed his trips to LSU and Ohio State.

"He said (Ohio State) is really an impressive place," Patridge said. "The facilities, the way they run their program, the intensity in everything they do is extremely impressive. He has a very good relationship with coach (Kerry) Coombs, the cornerbacks coach there. He really likes him a lot.

"He got to meet the athletic director. He got to meet the president of the school. He felt that the whole university was behind the football team."

Peppers also liked his trip to LSU.

"He said LSU was an interesting place," Patridge said. "He said the facilities were really nice. He liked the people. He liked the players. He said the coaches were really player's coaches and they got along with the kids. The kids were real. They told him how LSU is, and why those chose the school."

Finally, Patridge said he expects Peppers to make his visit to Stanford before making a decision. He added Peppers could also make official visits.

"I think he wants to see the campus and he wants to get to know the coaches," Patridge said. "He wants to take a couple of (official) visits, and Michigan earned their way with one of those. He wants to see if Stanford is one of them."

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