Highlights, Analysis of Oklahoma State Safety Pledge Kolby Peel

Scout and GoPokes.com take a closer look at new Oklahoma State three-star pledge Kolby Peel, the No. 10 safety in Texas for 2018.

The above video features junior-season highlights of 2018 safety Kolby Peel.


Kolby Peel, 2018 Safety, College Station (Texas) A&M Consolidated

Size: 6-0, 209

Recruiting: Peel committed this past week Thursday to Oklahoma State. Peel also holds offers from Cincinnati, Indiana, Iowa State, Kansas, Minnesota, SMU, Texas State, and UTSA.

Rankings: Scout ranks Peel as the No. 10 safety in the state of Texas, which is deep at the position in the 2018 recruiting cycle. Peel is also the No. 53 safety nationally in the 2018 class.


2016: Peel finished his junior season with 92 tackles, four tackles for loss, two interceptions, three forced fumbles, one fumble recovery, and three pass breakups. On offense, Peel caught three passes for 53 yards.

2015: As a sophomore, Peel excelled as he recorded 85 tackles, five tackles for loss, and four interceptions.

Evaluation notes

Kolby Peel is a physical safety prospect who projects to the FBS level and potentially a Power Five program. Peel possesses good bulk for a young safety prospect and uses it well as a consistent tackler who can prove the big hit on occasion.

Peel can improve his top-end speed, but he does appear to play faster than he tests. He shows adequate lateral mobility and flashes impressive downhill closing instincts in the flats and as a run-defender.

Peel could potentially fit the in-the-box strong safety/hybrid nickel role used by many defensive schemes to combat today's spread offenses. At 6-foot, 209 pounds, he could be a 225- to 230-pound player in college, which would make him a physical presence in that hybrid safety position.

Learning to cover slots, tight ends, and running backs consistently will be an area for Peel to concentrate as he transitions to high school to college. One thing that will help Peel is the level of play he's faced during his high school career playing Texas Class 6A football. - Gabe Brooks

  • Tackling ability
  • Instincts
  • Toughness/physicality

Areas to Improve
  • Backpedal quickness
  • Hip flexibility/fluidity

Junior highlights

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