Scouting Alabama QBs: Cole Peace

An offensive surgeon, who exhibits a very quick release, good velocity, and tremendous accuracy, Cedar Bluff's Cole Peace has received his share of attention from Alabama.

Peace, 6-2, 210 pounds, is intelligent enough to know when he needs to drill his pass and when he needs to just lay it up. He also shows an ability also to place the pass in an area where only the offensive receiver has a chance to make the reception.

The Cedar Bluff native leads his receivers well on crossing routes and he hides the ball well on his fakes. He has good passing mechanics and he has used them to place himself at number six in Alabama history with 5550 yards passing through his junior year.

Sporting a 4.70 best mark in the 40-yard dash, Peace finished his freshman year with 118 completions on 235 attempts for 1576 yards, 11 Tds, and 19 interceptions. He drastically improved as a sophomore by completing 120 passes of 224 attempts for 2007 yards, 20 Tds, and 10 interceptions.

Shown at the NIKE camp hosted by Alabama, Peace has a muscular frame for a quarterback.

Peace's junior year was another improvement in maturity and knowledge of the game and it also showed on the field. His junior stats of 116 completion of 201 attempts for 1967 yards, 23 Tds, and a small six interceptions are an example of that growth.

The only question mark that will have to be answered regarding Peace is the level of competition that he has faced. He plays at the Class A level and it is not the strongest region. However, Bama fans will note that it is as good or better than what Brodie Croyle faced in high school.

The fact is that Peace could start for many schools in the 5A and 6A classifications for he is very heady and cool under pressure.

YEAR      COM ATT INT TDS YARDS  PCT
Freshman  118 235  19  11  1576 .502
Sophomore 120 224  10  20  2007 .536
Junior    116 201   6  23  1967 .577

TOTAL     354 660  35  54  5550 .536

Peace's improvement in touchdown/interception ratio is credited also to an improvement in Cedar Bluff's running game each year.

Following his junior year, Peace was selected to the Gadsden Times Pre-Season Dandy Dozen Team, All Region Team, All County Team (Co-MVP), Anniston Star All Area, and All State Team.

Peace has attended camp at Alabama (Nike) and Furman.

The pride of Cedar Bluff sports a 29-inch vertical jump, a 3.0 GPA, and an 18 on the ACT (69 Sum score). He bench presses 300 pounds, squats 375, and power cleans 275.

Peace is favoring Alabama. After the Tide, he is also interested in Louisville, Auburn, Southern Miss, and UAB.


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