Peavy Making Name

Jazz Peavy was flying under the recruiting radar until he posted an eye-popping performance at a Chicago combine last week. The 2013 Wisconsin product talks about the event and how its changed his recruitment.

Jazz Peavy has the name. He's now showing that he has the game.

The 2013 wide receiver from Kenosha (WI) Tremper High enjoyed a breakout day at The 2012 Nike Football Combine in Chicago last weekend. He posted the top score at the event of 120.27 SPARQ, which is a cumulative score of various drills.

Peavy ran the 40-yard dash in 4.5 seconds and posted a 4.00 in the 20-yard shuttle. The 6-foot, 170-pounder leaped 33.8 inches in the vertical and threw the power ball 40.5 feet.

"It was definitely a really exhilarating experience," said Peavy, who raised his SPARQ nearly 30 points from last year. "I went into it kind of hoping I'd get Top 10 because last year I believe I was Top 50. Everything I did turned out a lot better than what I thought."

Before last weekend, Peavy's recruitment consisted of letters from football programs.

"I'm seeing a lot more stuff on Facebook and Twitter this week," he said. "I'm hoping this helps get my name out there more. I hope I get more attention from colleges. I also hope I can put those numbers into action on the field."

Wisconsin, Minnesota, Michigan, Northwestern and Iowa are sending mail to Peavy. He's planning on a trip to Madison to see the Badgers at spring practice.

"The main schools that are in contact regularly would probably be Wisconsin and Minnesota," Peavy said. "I just started hearing from Michigan, who invited me to some camps this summer."

Peavy said he definitely will attend summer camps at Michigan, Wisconsin and Northwestern. Two schools stand out to him right now.

"I really do like Michigan and Wisconsin," Peavy said. "Wisconsin is close to home. I can always come back and see my family. I like Michigan because of the education you can get there. I've always wanted to experience something different."

Peavy said the strength of his game is playing fast.

"I'd describe myself as a speedy player," he said. "That's one thing that I value a lot about my football skills. Speed is probably the best thing about me. I can keep it up throughout the whole game."

Peavy appreciates the increased attention he's receiving from colleges. He does not want to rush the process, however.

"I'm definitely going to let it play out and see what happens," he said. "This is all new to me. It really did catch me off guard."

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