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07:19 AM ET 05.28 | Just how important is Jabrill Peppers to the University of Michigan? Now that the Paramus (N.J.) Catholic cornerback made his decision, the nation's No. 2-ranked player (convenient considering U-M coach Brady Hoke has mentioned reintroducing the No. 2 jersey), what's the effect on Michigan's recruiting? "It's similar to the Derrick Green commitment last year," Rivals.com national analyst Mike Farrell said of the No. 1 running back prospect, from Virginia. "You're going out to a different area and beating all the local talent as well as national talent for the No. 1 prospect at a specific position. It sends a message that we can recruit with the best, the Alabamas and Texas and Floridas of the world. I think that's an impressive message."

Detroit Free Press

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May 28, 2013  07:52 AM ET

GO BUCKS! BEAT Meatchicken!

May 28, 2013  08:01 AM ET

Look like the gauntlet has been thrown down to UFM to finagle a couple of de-commits. GO BUCKS!

May 28, 2013  08:03 AM ET

One thing I will say: tOSU got some great players over the years out of New Jersey. Peppers going to TSUN ought to stick in Rutgers' craw.

May 28, 2013  08:09 AM ET

Quick Quad. GO BUCKS! BEAT TSUN!

May 28, 2013  08:31 AM ET
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One thing I will say: tOSU got some great players over the years out of New Jersey. Peppers going to TSUN ought to stick in Rutgers' craw.

Rutgers has a lot of <hit in their craw right now.

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May 28, 2013  08:41 AM ET

It's a looooonnnnnnngggg way until signing day...!

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May 28, 2013  11:29 AM ET
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It's a looooonnnnnnngggg way until signing day...!

Yes, and Michigan fans (sans students, of course) just seem like a bunch of overweight lumps adorned in maize & blue with the outward enthusiasm of slugs trapped in a salt ring. And the State's economy looks post-war traumatized. And Michigan coeds are cold, calculating gold-diggers, or cold, self-absorbed social misfits, or warrior feminists in self-denial of their own heterosexual proclivities. The skies over Ann Arbor are cloudy and gray more days than not. The winter's are cold and long. And on and on and so forth...

Even if you believe that dreary assessment of Big Bluedom, nobody can put forth a viable argument about the quality of education which can be had at Michigan. Even if the prospective student athlete is aiming for a career in professional sports, a BBA or BSBA from Michigan will better prepare one for decisions to be made during and after a pro career. It's a powerful reason to don the winged helmet.

May 28, 2013  11:31 AM ET

Hoke's startin' to reel 'em in...............

May 28, 2013  11:32 AM ET
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Yes, and Michigan fans (sans students, of course) just seem like a bunch of overweight lumps adorned in maize & blue with the outward enthusiasm of slugs trapped in a salt ring. And the State's economy looks post-war traumatized. And Michigan coeds are cold, calculating gold-diggers, or cold, self-absorbed social misfits, or warrior feminists in self-denial of their own heterosexual proclivities. The skies over Ann Arbor are cloudy and gray more days than not. The winter's are cold and long. And on and on and so forth... Even if you believe that dreary assessment of Big Bluedom, nobody can put forth a viable argument about the quality of education which can be had at Michigan. Even if the prospective student athlete is aiming for a career in professional sports, a BBA or BSBA from Michigan will better prepare one for decisions to be made during and after a pro career. It's a powerful reason to don the winged helmet.

Well said Tin Man, WELL said...............

May 28, 2013  02:50 PM ET
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Hoke's startin' to reel 'em in...............

Hoke's overall W-L stats, over a 10 year HC career is 66-57. He needs more than just recruits, he needs a coach. Hoke the joke.

GO BUCKS!!!

May 28, 2013  06:31 PM ET
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Hoke's overall W-L stats, over a 10 year HC career is 66-57. He needs more than just recruits, he needs a coach. Hoke the joke.GO BUCKS!!!

Nice try Pops. Devil's in the detail.

He turned 2 programs around: Ball State and San Diego State.

The man can coach. Now he's getting the players to compete at the highest level.

OSU will have some serious competition in a couple years for a long time to come.

Meyer can't coach defense. Hope he has the guys to coach "D". He missed out on Mattison cause Hoke stole him too.

Hokes roots are with defense and line play. That's where you build a team. And building he is.

May 28, 2013  06:52 PM ET
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Nice try Pops. Devil's in the detail.He turned 2 programs around: Ball State and San Diego State.The man can coach. Now he's getting the players to compete at the highest level.OSU will have some serious competition in a couple years for a long time to come.Meyer can't coach defense. Hope he has the guys to coach "D". He missed out on Mattison cause Hoke stole him too.Hokes roots are with defense and line play. That's where you build a team. And building he is.

Amen.....

I think his moniker should be "Papa SMOKIN' Rocks"

May 29, 2013  02:58 AM ET
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Yes, and Michigan fans (sans students, of course) just seem like a bunch of overweight lumps adorned in maize & blue with the outward enthusiasm of slugs trapped in a salt ring. And the State's economy looks post-war traumatized. And Michigan coeds are cold, calculating gold-diggers, or cold, self-absorbed social misfits, or warrior feminists in self-denial of their own heterosexual proclivities. The skies over Ann Arbor are cloudy and gray more days than not. The winter's are cold and long. And on and on and so forth... Even if you believe that dreary assessment of Big Bluedom, nobody can put forth a viable argument about the quality of education which can be had at Michigan. Even if the prospective student athlete is aiming for a career in professional sports, a BBA or BSBA from Michigan will better prepare one for decisions to be made during and after a pro career. It's a powerful reason to don the winged helmet.

The quality of education available at an institution is meaningless if the student athlete leaves without a degree.

 
May 29, 2013  12:28 PM ET
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The quality of education available at an institution is meaningless if the student athlete leaves without a degree.

What does that have to do with recruiting? The attraction is the quality of education.

I'll give you graduation rates are important but it's up to the kid.

My belief is the support system in place at Michigan is such that it is left up to the kid to get the work done . . . as it is at ND (i.e., Golson).

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