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.
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16. Shawn Elliott – Georgia State
Last Stop: South Carolina offensive line coach
Head Coaching Record: 1-5
Elliott had the incredibly difficult job of stepping in mid-year for Steve Spurrier, after the legendary coach resigned midway through the 2015 season. He managed to beat Vanderbilt, but that was his only victory as the interim Gamecocks coach. The team was competitive down the stretch in pretty much every game, but couldn’t get over the hump, aside from the game with the Commodores—his first as interim head coach.
Elliott stayed on under new head coach Will Muschamp, but his young offensive line was one of the team’s major issues. According to Football Study Hall, the team ranked 110th in “adjusted line yards per carry,” and a 115th in adjusted sack rate.