The No. 1 wide receiver in the 2017 class announced his commitment.
Donovan Peoples-Jones, the nation’s No. 1 wide receiver, committed to Michigan.
Michigan was seen as the favorite, but Florida State and Ohio State were also viewed as legitimate possibilities.
Peoples-Jones has the size, at 6-foot-2 and 193 pounds, to make an immediate impact as a true freshman. According to 247Sports’ Composite Rankings, the Detroit native is the No. 11 recruit in the entire country, and the No. 1 overall wide receiver. Peoples-Jones is also the No. 1 player in the state of Michigan.
His commitment to Michigan makes him the Wolverines’ highest-ranked recruit, and the only 5-star product in Michigan’s 2017 class so far.
Ranking 17 New Head Coaching Hires
17. Jay Norvell – Nevada
Last Stop: Arizona State wide receivers coach/passing game coordinator
Head Coaching Record: 0-0
If Jay Norvell’s name sounds familiar, it is likely from his brief tenure as Texas play caller under Charlie Strong. He was given the reins in early 2015, replacing Shawn Watson, but left for Arizona State after one year in Texas. Before his stint in Austin, Norvell spent years as Co-OC and wide receivers coach at Oklahoma.
Norvell has a ton of experience, with 21 years as a position coach or coordinator at Power Five schools, and another six as an NFL assistant. The main problem: recently, it hasn’t seemed that schools are all that desparate to keep him, and in the case of Oklahoma and Texas, the offenses have improved after he’s left.