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David Goricki
The Detroit News
Donovan Peoples-Jones

Detroit – Five-star receiver Donovan Peoples-Jones will be busy during Detroit Cass Tech’s spring break next week, taking a trip down south to take visits to Tennessee, Alabama, Auburn, Florida and Florida State with teammates Jaylen Kelly-Powell and Jordan Reid.

Peoples-Jones visited with Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh, then attended the Michigan-Northwestern basketball game in late February.

The southern trip will be the first recruiting trip for Peoples-Jones since that February stop in Ann Arbor.

Peoples-Jones, one of the top athletes in the country (42-inch vertical, 4.4 speed), will enter his senior season as the state’s top-ranked player and one of the best receivers in the nation. He had 68 receptions for 1,161 yards and 18 TDs to lead Cass Tech to the Division 1 state title game.

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Peoples-Jones, a member of The Detroit News Dream, said he was aware that Dream Team linebacker Josh Ross of Orchard Lake St. Mary’s committed to Michigan Tuesday. The two are long-time friends.

“Yes, I heard,” Peoples-Jones said Tuesday. “I haven’t talked to him today though.”

He was asked if Ross’ decision to play for Michigan will affect his decision-making process at all.

“No, not really,” Peoples-Jones said.

Kelly-Powell, a three-star safety, has 35 offers, including Michigan, Michigan State, Ohio State, Notre Dame and Tennessee.

Reid, a 6-4, 285-pound three-star offensive lineman, has offers from Michigan, Michigan State, Tennessee, Florida and Arizona.