Thursday night Michigan continued their assault on in-state recruiting when five-star prospect and the best high-school receiver in the country, Donovan Peoples-Jones out of Cass Tech committed to the Wolverines.
The 22nd commitment for Michigan’s 2017 class rounds out quite a week for the Wolverines who also got a verbal from four-star receiver Ambry Thomas out of King High School and have now secured the top five players in the State.
— Donovan P. Jones (@dpeoplesjones) December 16, 2016
Peoples-Jones however gives the Wolverines an opportunity to get a jump start on the next era for their wide-receiving core.
With Jehu Chesson and Amara Darboh being seniors this season, Peoples-Jones will likely start from the very beginning of his college career and get No. 1 reps in spring practice.
What may be even more important when it comes to the Peoples-Jones signing is the simple fact that Michigan has reclaimed it’s dominance within Detroit and the State. Jim Harbaugh and the Wolverines were able to fend off conference rival Michigan State and Ohio State as well as Florida and a late push from Florida State who had many wondering whether or not Peoples-Jones flipped to the Seminoles.
Next up for Michigan now is trying to secure Flint Southwestern Commencement Academy four-star DE Deron Irving-Bey and five-star OT Isaiah Wilson out of Brooklyn, New York.
Wilson is expected to make his announcement Friday at 11:30 AM ET. Stay tuned!