No. 1 receiver Donovan Peoples-Jones picks Michigan
Jim Harbaugh didn’t let Donovan Peoples-Jones get out of the state of Michigan.
The top wide receiver in the country had offers from everyone, and ultimately made his choice between Florida, Florida State, Michigan, Michigan State and Ohio State.
But Peoples-Jones went blue. He gave his Michigan pledge Thursday night on a live broadcast on ESPN2.
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— Scott Bell (@sbell021) December 16, 2016
“My last official visit there sealed everything,” Peoples-Jones said. “I believe I can do some very special things there.”
The Cass Tech (MI) recruit is the No. 1 receiver and the No. 11 player overall in the 2017 class.
He joined a loaded 2017 class, which already landed one of the top 2017 receivers this week. On Wednesday, Michigan got a commitment from four-star wideout Tarik Black.
Peoples-Jones, however, is the Wolverines’ first top-50 and five-star recruit.
Michigan now has 22 commitments in its 2017 class, 14 of which are rated four stars or better. The Wolverines have commitments from five of the six players from the state of Michigan.
A top-three receiver hasn’t committed to a B1G school since Illinois landed Arrelious Benn in 2007. He was the first No. 1 receiver for the B1G since Charles Rogers picked Michigan State in 2000. It also marked the first time that Michigan landed a top-three receiver.
B1G defensive coordinators will be tasked with containing the dynamic U.S. Army All-American: