The Michigan football program had a disappointing 2013, going 7-6 and losing five of its final six games, but hopes are high in Ann Arbor. Much of the optimism is due to an incoming recruiting class that ranked No. 20 in the country according to 247Sports.com.
The crown jewel of that class is five-star athlete Jabrill Peppers. Primarily a defensive back, Peppers, from New Jersey, could see time on both sides of the ball, Brady Hoke said. The playmaker has drawn comparisons to former Wolverine Charles Woodson, who won the 1997 Heisman playing cornerback and wide receiver.
Spirits are apparently high among the players, too. Here's Peppers with fellow freshmen Jared Wangler, a linebacker, and Ian Bunting, a tight end.
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Michigan opens its 2014 season Appalachian State.