Beaver Falls' Jeter apologizes for remarks about Notre Dame coach

Written by Mike White on .

Donovan Jeter is a youngster who has not been shy to express his opinions or thoughts. But he wishes he could have back what he said about Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly.

Jeter was apologetic tonight about what he said Sunday after making a verbal commitment to the University of Michigan. Jeter had committed to Notre Dame last month, but last week backed out of the commitment and re-opened his recruiting. He visited Michigan this weekend and committed to the Wolverines.

Jeter said Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh was the main reason he chose the Wolverines and said, "He's easy to talk to. Talking to Brian Kelly wasn't fun. It wasn't cool. You have to make an appointment just to go to his office. Coach Harbaugh has an open-door policy. Every one of Michigan's coaches has an open-door policy."

Jeter said he regretted the comments about Kelly and was complimentary of Kelly.

"I don't want to make it sound like Brian Kelly is a bad person," said Jeter. "I should've chosen my words better when I was talking about him. He's not a bad guy at all."

Jeter's father, Caliss, said, "Sometimes, 17-year-old kids say some things. He made a mistake."


Donovan Jeter hopes to just focus now on Friday's game against Beaver. Beaver Falls could finish anywhere from first place in the Beaver Valley Conference to out of the playoffs. Jeter feels Beaver Falls is peaking at the right time.


"We're getting hot now. That Central Valley game really got us hot," said Jeter. "The main thing is we have to stop [Beaver quarterback] Darius Wise. "He's one of the best offensive players in the state. If we stop Wise, we win the game."


Elsewhere in recruiting, Imani Christian's Kenny Robinson said on Twitter that me will announce his college choice Friday.


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