Jabrill Peppers

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Jabrill Peppers
Michigan Wolverines No. 5
Position Cornerback
Class Freshman
Career history
High school Paramus (NJ) Catholic
Personal information
Date of birth (1995-10-04) October 4, 1995 (age 19)
Place of birth Montclair, New Jersey
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight 205 lb (93 kg)
Career highlights and awards
  • USA Today All-American (2012, 2013)
  • Air Force National HS Sophomore of the Year (2011)
Stats at ESPN.com

Jabrill Peppers (born October 4, 1995, in East Orange, New Jersey) is an American football defensive back who played his freshman season for the 2014 Michigan Wolverines football team. In 2013, he attended Paramus Catholic High School in Paramus, New Jersey. Recruiting service Rivals.com identified him as one of the five-star recruits of the 2014 class,[1] and he was named the Air Force National Sophomore of the Year in 2011. Sports Illustrated named Peppers one of their "Future Game Changers", a group of fourteen young athletes who are considered to be the brightest talents of their respective sports (such as Sarah Hendrickson, Jahlil Okafor, and Taylor Townsend).[2]

Peppers attended Don Bosco Preparatory High School in Ramsey, New Jersey.[3] He started as a cornerback in his freshman year, before also taking over as a running back as a sophomore. Don Bosco won consecutive New Jersey state championships in 2010 and 2011, and was ranked No. 1 in the nation by USA Today in 2011.

Peppers left Don Bosco to attend Paramus Catholic, where he led the Paladins to another state championship over Bergen Catholic. Peppers was named Player of the Year by MSG Varsity after his junior season with Paramus Catholic. Another successful senior season saw Peppers lead Paramus Catholic to another state title, making Peppers a state championship winner in all four years of his high school career.

Also a talented track athlete, Peppers set the New Jersey Non-Public Class A outdoor 100-meter dash record with a time of 10.77 seconds. He has a personal best of 10.51 seconds in the 100 meters. In his senior year at Paramus Catholic, he won both the 100 and 200-meter dashes in New Jersey's Meet of Champions, becoming the second person to every do so in consecutive years.

On May 26, 2013, Peppers announced his verbal commitment to the Michigan Wolverines in a live telecast on ESPN.[4]

Peppers was also selected to participate in the 2013–14 Under Armour All-America Game.

Peppers was the head of Michigan's 2014 recruiting class,[5] has a 95 ESPN grade,[6] and was rated the second-best player at any position in the country.


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