Now fully recovered from the ACL tear, Peake is in position to have a big-time return in 2014.
Projected Starter: RS junior Charone Peake
Backups: On paper, freshman Kyrin Priester and redshirt sophomore Germone Hopper are Peake's backups, but there's also the option of having Adam Humphries slide back over to the position if needed. Humphries took over the starting job in 2013 after Peake suffered the ACL tear.
What we learned this spring: Even though we didn't see him on the field during the spring game, Peake is back, healthy and ready to roll in 2014. He spent a majority of the spring on the sidelines doing rehab work, but was able to make it on to the field by the end of the spring for limited work. The trio of freshmen wide receivers, including Priester, were said to have good springs. Hopper was off to a decent start before he was suspended by the head coach.
Long-term future: There's plenty of time before Dabo Swinney, Chad Morris and Jeff Scott will have to find a new starter. With his medical redshirt, Peake has two more seasons left to play at Clemson. Priester, who spent last fall at Fork Union Military Academy, has five years to play four.
Clemson currently has one wide receiver committed to the 2015 class: Shadell Bell. Bell, who pulled the trigger last fall, could play at either the 5 or the 9 position when he gets to Clemson. Same goes for four-star target Deon Cain, who is announcing his decision on Friday afternoon at Tampa Tech High School in Florida.
Moving forward: With the departures of Sammy Watkins and Martavis Bryant, Peake should be a focal point of the Clemson passing game in 2014. Peake has all the tools to make himself an All-ACC caliber player and this could be the first season that we see him take that next step.
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