Need for Speed? Michigan Signees and Targets Prove their Pace

For years, the Michigan football program has been missing speed and athleticism on their roster. Though the 2015 team started to show it off a bit with Jehu Chesson, Jabrill Peppers and Jourdan Lewis, from the top to bottom, the roster is still in need of more speed.

Luckily, help looks to be on the way.

Before heading up to Ann Arbor to kick off his college football career later this month, 2016 signee ATH Chris Evans led his Ben Davis HS 4×100 relay team to a 2nd consecutive Indiana state championship this weekend:

As for some help in the future, the Cass Tech (MI) 4×100 team happens to be made up of multiple top Michigan targets including 2017 WR Donovan Peoples-Jones, DB Jaylen Kelly-Powell and 2018 CB Kalon Gervin (as well as un-offered 2017 CB Donovan Johnson). They also happened to take home the Michigan state championship this weekend:

Though Evans’ squad finished with the better time (41.60) than Cass Tech (42.26), theMichigan coaching staff has to be ecstatic to see their signee and top recruiting targets taking home the hardware on the track. Now, if they can just wrap up the 2017 and 2018 targets from their Detroit pipeline program, the celebrations can really begin.

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