Skip to main content

Michigan Coach Brady Hoke Says That He Will Likely Decide If DB Jabrill Peppers Plays This Season Soon

It's been a rough freshman campaign for Michigan defensive back Jabrill Peppers. The prized recruit out of New Jersey was expected to make an impact during his first year in Ann Arbor, but due to an injury to his lower extremities, Peppers has only appeared in about two and a half games this season, and hasn't seen the field since Sept. 20.

Today, Wolverines coach Brady Hoke provided a minor update on his star freshman, saying that he may come to a decision on whether or not he will redshirt Peppers soon.

"I'm getting closer to seeing where he is," Hoke said. "He's better, but he's not where he needs to be. It's a very good question, and I'll probably have something (in a formal statement) soon."

It doesn't make much sense for Peppers to lose this year of eligibility by playing in one of the Wolverines' final three games, especially if he hasn't totally recovered from his injury. However, if Peppers is able to get close to 100 percent, maybe it would be smart to use him as the team fights to become eligible for a bowl game.