Prospect Watch: '17 WR Donovan Peoples-Jones

Donovan Peoples-Jones

STORY: Detroit Cass Tech 2017 WR Donovan Peoples-Jones took a visit to Michigan recently -- and he has yet to play a high school game.

DETROIT -- There was a lot of hype coming into this season on the big time potential of Detroit Cass Tech freshman wide receiver Donovan Peoples-Jones.

While he looks the part of a future star at Cass with his 6-foot, 169-pound frame, Peoples-Jones has yet to play a down of football in his high school career. He has been dealing with a foot injury this season. He strained his tendon in fall camp and could possibly be a minor tear. He said he does hope to back on the field by the end of the month.

Despite the injury, Peoples-Jones has already caught the attention of some college programs and was recently on unofficial visit to Michigan when the Wolverines defeated Central Michigan, 59-9, on Sept. 1.

"Michigan was exciting," Peoples-Jones said. "I like it down there in Ann Arbor. I like all the fans. I like the atmosphere. It was exciting.

Currently, Peoples-Jones has no offers and that shouldn't be a surprise, considering he is a 2017 prospect. But has been to Michigan's campus before and is grateful for the interest that the football program is showing him early on in his career.

"It feels great that they're showing interest," Peoples-Jones said. "It's great that a college is showing interest in me and I haven't even played a high school down, and I haven't even proved anything yet. I have something to prove this year."

Peoples-Jones said he plans on getting back to Ann Arbor in the future and would like to start building a relationship with the U-M coaching staff.

"I want to meet more of the coaches," Peoples-Jones said. "I would like to meet to wide receiver coach and different stuff like that. I would like to meet all the people that are associated with Michigan and who help the team."

In the meantime, Peoples-Jones is focused on getting back on the field this season. He said also plans on taking trips to some other programs, including most of the SEC this coming year.

"I would like to visit more of the SEC schools. I have already visited Alabama and Tennessee. I want to go down there and visit more of those schools. But I definitely want to go back to Michigan."

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