Peppers, Crawford Solid to Michigan
Most of the worry surrounding the commitments of cornerbacks Jabrill Peppers and Shaun Crawford can be laid to rest. Peppers arrived to Ann Arbor Friday, speaking with the Michigan coaching staff and many of his fellow Michigan commitments. He goofed around in the locker room a bit:
Then took in the Michigan basketball game against Arizona, where the student section made sure to make him feel right at home:
Michigan students chanting for Jabrill Peppers already ... game hasn't started yet.— Nick Baumgardner (@nickbaumgardner) December 14, 2013
Looks like Peppers had a good time during the game though pic.twitter.com/RPfvO1XNBD— Dustin Johnston (@DJPhotoVideo) December 14, 2013
After everything was done, Rivals Mike had this to say:
Michigan did everything in its power to keep Peppers from taking other visits, and it looks like those efforts worked. An in-home with Brady Hoke was followed by an official visit in which Peppers saw how electric a Michigan crowd can get, and plenty of the class of 2014 was there to convince him not to take other visits. He has big plans for his class:
Ann Arbor it's been real, thanks for all the love, truly a memorable weekend! Team135 coming in with big plans! #GoBlizzyBlue— Breezy (@JabrillPeppers) December 15, 2013
Class of 2015 commitment Shaun Crawford was also in Ann Arbor this weekend, and he had just as good of a time:
Crawford won't be flipping, either.
Enwere Enjoys Michigan Visit
The only non-commitment of interest this weekend was Texas running back Vic Enwere, who had a great time in Ann Arbor. He saw Michigan Stadium, which is being transformed for the Winter Classic:
Then he tried out Chris Perry's jersey:
All reports from the visit have been positive, and for a reason. Enwere will see California soon, but he has yet to take a visit to the school he's currently committed to. Michigan is by no means a lock to flip Vic, but many believe that it will happen. We do know that Michigan is firmly in contention for his services.
General Notes and Multimedia Items
Four-star outside linebacker Osa Masina is very high on Michigan's board, and UM commitment Bryan Mone is trying to make sure he ends up blue($):
"The last time I talked to Bryan was at a camp," he said, "and all he really talked to me about was Michigan. Michigan this, Michigan that (laughing). Bryan is a great player, and he's a really big guy. He likes Michigan and is passionate about them."
Michigan is in a fight with Utah, Notre Dame and others for his services.
Linebacker commitment Chase Winovich is the WPIAL player of the year. He dominated on both sides of the ball, rushing for huge gains and preventing them on defense.
Current Michigan tight end Jake Butt met up with future Michigan tight end Ian Bunting this weekend:
Coordinators should have fun trying to defend Funchess, Butt and Bunting. Please oh pleas put together a triple tight end package.
Running back recruit Bo Olorunfunmi received the greatest recruiting pitch ever from Arizona:
His recruitment remains open, but something tells me that the Wildcats have earned the upper hand.