Brian Peavy understands how the wild world of recruiting goes, so he didn't blink when Jamarcus Howard committed to Texas Tech in early November, essentially taking the last scholarship the Red Raiders had earmarked for a high school cornerback.
Peavy, a two-star player out of Westfield (TX) High, the No. 147 cornerback in his class, kept the faith it'd work out.
It did Saturday, when Iowa State — a school he had been in constant contact with — offered a scholarship. Peavy committed to the Cyclones on Monday, the No. 22 player in their 2014 recruiting class.
"That's how the recruiting process goes," Peavy told AllCyclones.com on Monday. "I was looking into Texas Tech hard but I never had a chance to visit."
Peavy alluded to some hang-up on the way, too, with the Cyclones not knowing he wasn't interested or going to go to Texas Tech until a Westfield coach alerted them he was still available.
Peavy also had an offer from Central Arkansas.
The 5-foot-10, 165-pound player projects as a cornerback, which Iowa State needed in its 2014 class.
"I'm a playmaker, I make the plays when get the opportunity," Peavy said. "And it's what the team needs depending on what time the game is in, a deflection or interception."
Peavy liked how Iowa State played true freshman Nigel Tribune early and often at cornerback this season and that Iowa State has a stellar graphic design program, which Peavy wants to major in.
"I did some research," he said. "And I've been talking to Coach K (Chris Klenakis). Very funny dude, great coach."
Peavy has not been to Ames and will take his official visit the weekend of Jan. 24, the same time as Allen Lazard, Tommy Mister and others.