The two standout juniors made a swing through Columbus, Ohio, after visiting Michigan earlier in the week and had nothing but good things to say to their coach Chris Partridge and anyone else listening.
“They liked it,” Partridge said. “It was a very impressive place, a very impressive program. The coaches are great guys. Everything from head to toe was great.”
The better news is the Buckeyes are still very much in the mix for Peppers, who has put Ohio State in a top list that also includes Stanford, Michigan, Notre Dame and Alabama.
Bushell-Beatty also has the Buckeyes high as well and they did nothing to hurt themselves even though they haven’t offered the 6-foot-6, 320-pound junior.
“In terms of Jabrill, he’s got a four- or five-team list,” Partridge said. “They’re all pretty equal. He’s just evaluating things before narrowing things down in the summer. Juwann certainly has them up there as well.
“It was cool. It was student appreciation day so there were a lot of people watching the game. They played hard. It was a scrimmage and you could see those kids were getting after it. They have a goal to be national champions and they’re working towards it. They’ll narrow it down here soon and then start concentrating on those schools.”
While there are no immediate plans for Bushell-Beatty, Peppers is headed to LSU on Friday to evaluate the Tigers.
Last season, Peppers registered 70 tackles and three interceptions as a defensive back.
The 6-foot, 185-pound Peppers also rushed for 1,552 rushing yards, scored 18 rushing touchdowns and added five receiving touchdowns.
Bushell-Beatty has offers from Florida, Florida State, Miami (Fla.), Michigan, Rutgers, Tennessee, UMass and West Virginia.