Michigan Drops in on 2015 LB Cassius Peat

Michigan made it by the school of 2015 Tempe (Ariz.) Corona Del Sol four-star linebacker Cassius Peat recently. Peat talks about his interest in the Wolverines, upcoming visits, a new offer, and more.

Michigan’s swing through Arizona featured a stop in Tempe (Ariz.) at Corona Del Sol high school to check-in on 2015 four-star linebacker Cassius Peat.

The message from the Wolverines and tight ends/special teams coordinator Dan Ferrigno was simple.

“They said they’re really interested in me,” Peat said. “That’s what they’re telling me. I went and watched one of their bowl practices which was really good and that’s pretty much it right now.

“I’ve kept in pretty constant contact with the coaches and stuff. It’s definitely been continuing and he told me he was going to come back again in the next couple weeks.”

Already holding offers from the likes of Arizona State, California, Vanderbilt and Michigan State, Peat recently picked up an offer from Notre Dame and Oregon State.

Despite the consistent contact from Michigan, Peat says any talk of a scholarship hasn’t really come up just yet.

“I’m not really sure,” Peat said. “They just started recruiting me over the summer so it hasn’t been too long so I mean, there’s no rush in anything. I’m just going to continue to keep in contact with the coaches and stuff like that.”

At 6-foot-2, 210-pounds, Peat is coming off a strong junior season but one that forced the four-star talent to miss the first five games of the year due to an ankle injury. Following Peat’s return Del Sol went 4-1 the rest of the way as he recorded 9.5 sacks and 40 tackles.

The next step for Peat will be coming up with a visit plan. Already planning to take all five of his official visits next fall followed by a decision after his senior season, Peat has one trip set with others being considered.

“I’m going to go down for an official at Notre Dame this fall,” Peat said. “I’m going to sit down with my parents sometime in the next couple months before summer and figure out visits for summertime and the fall.”

Despite not holding a scholarship offer from the Wolverines, Peat doesn’t believe that will stop him from getting up to Ann Arbor for a visit at some point.

“I’ll probably get out and see Michigan either way,” he said.

Once Peat makes it out to various programs for visits, the evaluation process and focus on important features he’ll be looking for in a school will be underway.

“Academics, relationship with the coaching staff, the opportunity to play early and campus life,” Peat said. “Just stuff like that, just get out and check out all the campuses.”


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