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Donovan Peoples-Jones | Wide Receiver

Team: Michigan Wolverines
Age / DOB:  (18) / 2/19/1999
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 190

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Michigan freshman WR Donovan Peoples-Jones ran the 40-yard dash in 4.41 seconds during the Wolverines' spring combine.
Yowza. Peoples-Jones was a five-star recruit for the 2017 cycle and is already turning heads with his electric athleticism. That 4.41-second 40-yard dash led all UM wideouts in the team's little spring combine, as did his vertical leap of 39 inches and his broad jump of 11 feet. Michigan's passing offense proved sketchy at times last season, but help is on the way. They brought in a slew of highly regarded receiver recruits -- with Peoples-Jones the jewel in that crown --on National Signing Day, plus a four-star quarterback in Dylan McCaffrey. Those baby Wolverines could pay almost immediate dividends in 2017. Rob Cassidy of Rivals views the 6-foot-2, 190-pound Peoples-Jones as a potential elite performer right out of the gate. Mar 16 - 10:01 PM

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Rivals recruiting analyst Rob Cassidy believes that Michigan freshman WR Donovan Peoples-Jones has the potential to be a standout performer in 2017.

With Michigan losing wideouts Jehu Chesson and Amara Darboh to the NFL Draft (plus TE Jake Butt), Peoples-Jones enters into a lovely vacuum for immediate production. As Cassidy puts it, "Instant impact is usually at the intersection of timing and talent, and Peoples-Jones seems to be right in the sweet spot." The 6-foot-2, 190-pounder ranks as Rivals' No. 12 overall prospect in the 2017 class. Cassidy isn't alone in believing he could see early success with Michigan, as ESPN's Tom Luginbill put forth the same opinion near the end of December. Hamilton comps Peoples-Jones to Malachi Dupre, formerly of LSU.
Source: Rivals
Feb 5 - 2:50 PM

ESPN's Tom Luginbill notes that Michigan five-star 2017 verbal WR commit Donovan Peoples-Jones should make an early push for playing time with the Wolverines.

"Peoples-Jones has tremendous length and range to be an acrobatic playmaker when the ball is in the air," Luginbill writes. "He brings the height and arm length that coaches covet, but he moves like a smaller receiver with the ball in his hands." The analyst compares Peoples-Jones to LSU WR Malachi Dupre due to their similar "ability to not only run by people but also make plays when contested." The 6-foot-2, 190-pounder joins a loaded Michigan recruiting class which has been on absolute fire in the month of December, a class which should stand as one of the top five in the country when the dust of National Signing Day has settled a little over a month from now.
Mon, Dec 26, 2016 04:06:00 PM

Michigan received a verbal commitment from five-star 2017 WR Donovan Peoples-Jones.

Peoples-Jones made his commitment public on ESPN2 Thursday night, choosing Michigan over the likes of Michigan State, Ohio State, Florida and Florida State. Said the five-star star-to-be, "My last official visit to the University of Michigan pretty much sealed everything. I have a chance to do very special things there, I believe. I think that it was the best decision for me and my family." The 6-foot-2, 190-pounder is one of the best receiving prospects in the country, checking into the ESPN300 at No. 27 overall. The outlet refers to Peoples-Jones as a "tall, sturdy and physical" wideout, one with "climb the ladder speed."
Fri, Dec 16, 2016 04:36:00 PM

Uncommitted five-star 2017 WR Donovan Peoples-Jones named Michigan, Michigan State, Ohio State, Florida and Florida State as the five top contenders for his pledge.

Perhaps the most interesting aspect of Peoples-Jones' little list here is that Nebraska did not make the cut. This, despite the fact that he took an official visit to the Cornhuskers the opening weekend of the season. He also took an official to Ohio State earlier this month. The 6-foot-2, 190-pound wideout has no other officials scheduled at this time. Scout.com's Allen Trieu notes that the stud receiving prospect "[s]hows the ability to make tough grabs downfield with defenders on him, and has excellent body control and ball tracking skills."
Mon, Oct 31, 2016 02:07:00 PM

Uncommitted five-star 2017 WR Donovan Peoples-Jones will take an official visit to Nebraska.

Not only will Peoples-Jones be using one of his five officials on Nebraska, he will be doing so in just a matter of days. The 6-foot-2, 190-pounder will check out the Cornhuskers when they boot up against Fresno State on Saturday. He noted that he is "looking forward to experiencing an emphatic fan base and a chance to get coached up by a really talented receiver coach [in Keith Williams]." Peoples-Jones ranks as Rivals' No. 13 overall prospect for 2017 and their No. 2 receiver. In addition to Nebraska, Florida and Florida State are both strong candidates to receive officials from the stud wideout recruit this autumn, with the rest of the field to be sorted out in time.
Thu, Sep 1, 2016 12:58:00 PM

Four-star 2017 WR Donovan Peoples-Jones recently took visits to Auburn, Florida State, Florida and Tennessee.

Peoples-Jones has been doing work on the visit circuit, but appears no closer to selecting the school for his commitment. "That’s the hardest thing about it," said the 6-foot-2, 190-pounder, "because I found things I liked at each school, so it’s hard to say which one I liked better." He indicated that he was (understandably) impressed by Alabama's winning pedigree and their ability to level-up players to the NFL. ESPN 300's No. 12 overall recruit, Peoples-Jones has also drawn interest from Clemson.
Fri, May 20, 2016 04:54:00 PM

Four-star WR Donovan Peoples-Jones indicated that he likes Clemson's history of churning out NFL receivers.

"The success over the past few years with guys like Sammy Watkins and Deandre Hopkins," Peoples-Jones said, "I think that’s very appealing to a receiver like me who wants to get to the league." The 6-foot-2, 190-pound wideout hails from Detroit and ranks as the ESPN Junior 300's No. 11 overall player for the 2017 cycle. He's drawing interest from all of the predictable heavy hitters. In addition to speaking highly of Clemson, he also singled out Florida State. Said Peoples-Jones, "Florida State, I see their program on the rise because they had the No. 1 ranked recruiting class. If you’re recruiting the best talent, then it’s just a matter of if you can coach them up to be good players in college."
Fri, Mar 11, 2016 07:32:00 PM