Clemson, Georgia lead for S.C. WR

CUTigers checks in with one of the top wide receivers in the southeast for the class of 2011 after he visited Clemson for the Orange & White game.

Right now, Dorman High School's Charon Peake doesn't mind the whole recruiting process. However, he knows his opinion on that will change when he has to decide where he wants to go to school in February of 2011.

Until then, the 6-foot-3, 190-pound wide receiver, who runs a 4.4 in the 40, says he is going to work on being the best receiver he can be and try to have himself ready to play college football when that time comes.

"I need to work on catching the ball, especially the deep balls," Peake told CUTigers in a recent interview.

Peake doesn't have too many problems catching any passes thrown his way, which is why Clemson, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina and Maryland have already offered him scholarships before his junior season has even started.

Last weekend, Peake attended Clemson's Orange and White game, one of the many trips he has made to Clemson since last football season.

"It was a real good game," he said. "I liked how they evened it out and had the best players playing against the best players."


Peake doesn't have too many problems catching any passes thrown his way, which is why Clemson, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina and Maryland have already offered him scholarships before his junior season has even started. (Roy Philpott/CUTigers.com)

He also liked the fact he got the opportunity to speak with head coach Dabo Swinney.

"He just let me know that he wants me to come there," the Dorman standout said.

Peake also said he enjoyed his visit with offensive coordinator Billy Napier and he also liked the fact he got to visit with wide receivers coach and his recruiter, Jeff Scott. Coach Scott has known Peake since Peake was a freshman.

He said his relationship with the Clemson coach will be an important aspect when he does make his decision on a school.

"I like the fact that he would be my position coach," Peake said. "He is a good coach and that helps a whole lot. It probably helps more than anything else."

Peake says Clemson and Georgia are his two early favorites right now. He likes both coaching staffs and he likes that both are serious when it comes to graduating players. He also likes both campuses, but Clemson has an edge when it comes to fan support.

"I like the fan base. It seems that every seat is filled up at every game," he said.

Besides Clemson and Georgia, Peake has also visited South Carolina.

Peake will participate in the Nike Camp on April 25 in Athens and he plans to attend football camps at both Clemson and Georgia this summer.

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