Recruiting & Scouting

Cass Tech's Donovan Peoples-Jones, the No. 1 recruit in Michigan, commits to Michigan

Football   | Jeff Dullack

Cass Tech's Donovan Peoples-Jones, the No. 1 recruit in Michigan, commits to Michigan

(PHOTO CREDIT: Dave Donoher)

On Thursday evening, Detroit Cass Tech wide receiver Donovan Peoples-Jones, the top recruit in the state of Michigan, became the latest high-profile recruit from the state of Michigan to announce his college decision.

Peoples-Jones announced that he will be committing to Michigan on ESPN’s Recruiting Nation show. The Wolverines were regarded as the frontrunner to land the commitment from Peoples-Jones for several months, but the 5-star receiver was also considering several other high level schools.

During the recruiting process, Peoples-Jones fielded offers from 24 schools and during Cass Tech’s playoff run to the Division 1 state title, the 5-star receiver narrowed his choices to five schools, Michigan State, Florida, Florida State and Ohio State. Peoples-Jones also held offers from Alabama, Notre Dame, USC and LSU.

In his senior season, Peoples-Jones recorded 40 catches for 873 yards and 13 touchdowns as he helped lead Cass Tech to its first title since 2011. In the Division 1 state championship game, Peoples-Jones finished with six catches for 118 yards and two touchdowns in a 49-20 rout of Detroit Catholic Central.

Peoples-Jones is the third in-state player to commit to the Maize and Blue in the span of a month, joining Cass Tech teammate Jaylen Kelly-Powell, who committed to Michigan back on November 15th, and Detroit King’s Ambry Thomas, who announced his commitment just last week.