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Michigan Cornerback Jabrill Peppers Responds To Transfer Rumors

This hasn't been the best season for anyone associated with Michigan football, and highly-touted freshman cornerback Jabrill Peppers is not different. Peppers, who was the top recruit in Michigan's 2014 class, was expected to make an impact for the Wolverines right away, but has dealt with multiple injuries, and has missed five games so far this year. Head coach Brady Hoke says that he may redshirt the former five-star recruit.

Hoke admits that Peppers is frustrated, but when asked if he thought that he would consider a transfer, Hoke was adamant that Peppers would stay at Michigan.

Hoke was asked if he's concerned about Peppers possibly transferring away from Michigan after a rough season.

"No, not at all," Hoke said. "He came here for a lot of different reasons, and one of them is, as a young kid, he's always loved Michigan. That was his team growing up in New Jersey. He knows the value of an education. He's doing great in school, and (knows the value of this) education and what it can do after football."

Now, Peppers has taken to Twitter, and also denies that transferring is a possibility.

If Hoke is fired after the season, which seems very likely, we'll see if Peppers' attitude changes, but for now expect him to stick with the Maize and Blue.

[MLive.com]