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Jabrill Peppers decision 'coming soon,' Brady Hoke says

Brady Hoke says a decision regarding freshman cornerback Jabrill Peppers' status is coming soon.

Leon Halip

ANN ARBOR -- Although he has missed enough time to qualify for a medical redshirt, Michigan coach Brady Hoke has yet to make a decision whether or not freshman cornerback Jabrill Peppers will play this season.

However, according to Hoke during his weekly Monday press conference, that decision is coming soon.

Peppers, a highly touted recruit out of high school, was expected to make an instant impact as soon as he stepped on campus. However, his first season has been marred with injuries that has caused him to miss significant time this season.

After suffering an apparent ankle injury in the season opener against Appalachian State that caused him to miss the entire game against Notre Dame. His season was once again derailed when it was announced before the Utah game that Peppers had been injured during practice and would not play.

He has not seen the field since and was seen visibly limping as he ran out with the team to touch the banner at midfield before Saturday's game against Indiana.

With just three games remaining in the season, the decision whether to shelve Peppers or play him has yet to be determined by Hoke.

"I'm getting closer to seeing where he is," he said. "He's better, but not where he needs to be. I'll probably have something soon."