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Jabrill Peppers denies report he's decided to leave Michigan football for NFL

Forbes reports Peppers has hired agent, will enter draft

Jabrill Peppers was Michigan football's most recent Big Ten Freshman of the Year, winning the award in 2015.
Jabrill Peppers was Michigan football's most recent Big Ten Freshman of the Year, winning the award in 2015.

Michigan football star Jabrill Peppers denied reports Tuesday that he has made a decision to forego his final two years of college eligibility and enter the 2017 NFL draft.

Forbes reported Tuesday afternoon that the potential first-round pick had signed with an agent and made the decision to go pro.

"Funny how I haven't made any decisions on my future," Peppers tweeted. "This is a complete false report."

Peppers finished fifth in Heisman Trophy voting this season after leading the No. 2-ranked Michigan defense. He missed the team's final game -- the Orange Bowl against Florida State -- with a leg injury he sustained in practice.

"This is going to be one of the hardest decisions in my life," Peppers tweeted. "If you haven't heard anything from U of M or myself, it's false. Thank you."

Teammates Khalid Hill, Maurice Hurst and Mason Cole have already announced their intentions to return to Michigan for another season. Peppers would be the first player this season to leave the Wolverines early for the NFL.

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