ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Michigan wide receiver Eddie McDoom is from the heart of SEC country but has already developed a certain Midwestern football bias.
“Everybody keep talking about, ‘Why didn’t you go to Florida? Or down back at home somewhere?’ ” said McDoom, who has 12 carries for 138 yards and four catches for 53 yards. “I’m like, Michigan is where it’s at. The Big Ten is here. The SEC is great and all, but I think this is way better.”
It sounds like something you’d find in a recruiting pamphlet or a Michigan admissions brochure, but the freshman from Winter Garden, Fla., made that declaration with confidence — a noticeable trait of his, whether he’s discussing conference superiority or his sprinting skills.
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A confessed speed demon, McDoom isn’t necessarily sure just yet if he’s Michigan fastest player.
“I haven’t raced anyone yet,” said McDoom, adding that his last timed 40-yard dash as a junior in high school was “a low 4.5. I can run faster than that.”
What about the versatile and athletic Jabrill Peppers?
“Jabrill is fast,” McDoom said, grinning. “But I feel like I can take him.”
Amara Darboh threw in another possibility for “Fastest Man on Michigan’s Roster.”
“To me, I believe Jehu is the fastest,” Darboh said, referring to wide receiver Jehu Chesson. “Jehu’s No. 1, (McDoom) is top three. I’d say with him, it’s more confidence.”