Jabrill Peppers SI Article

I don't typically write about recruits on here. I leave that heavy lifting to @dwinslow09 who handles recruiting coverage. But this SI piece by Ryan Krasnoo on 2014 commit Jabrill Peppers came across my viewer this morning and it was simply too good not to mention. If you haven't already, give it a read. It'll help tide you over as we start to swing into preseason mode here at MBN.

"Holy s---, that's him?"

An assistant coach from the University of Southern California stands awestruck as Jabrill Peppers -- the nation's No. 2 recruit in the class of 2014, according to Rivals.com -- walks down the track at Paramus Catholic High in New Jersey on a warm spring morning. Greg Russo, Paramus Catholic's offensive coordinator and head track coach, doesn't understand what all the excitement is about. The USC coach looks at Russo, then at Peppers, then back at Russo.

"I've only seen two players in high school with a body like that," the USC coach says, "and both of them are named Peterson [Adrian and Patrick]."

At 6-foot-1, 210-pounds, Peppers, who has committed to Michigan, is the top cornerback in his class and already has an NFL build. The 17-year-old is a chiseled specimen and a menace on both sides of the ball as a running back, quarterback, wide receiver and cornerback.

"Jabrill spins better than any person I've ever seen," Russo says. "When he does a spin move from right to left, he does it so quick, and he's so strong, most people would get out of their spin and not be able to go straight, but he's always straight. The average kid can't do that."
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