CJ Peake's Stock Not Peaking Yet

C.J. Peake was one of the top performers at the Scout.com All-American Combine held at the University of Louisville on May 20th. His performance easily proved why he is deserving of the 21 scholarship offers (17 in writing) he has received.

"There was a lot of good competition at the combine," C.J. Peake told Scout.com.

"(Defensive back) Coach (Don) Cox was the most intense coach I've worked with this year. He was a lot of fun. I even learned some new drills, like the L-Drill."

After the combine, Peake received an offer from Boston College, and it appears will soon be receiving one from Tennessee.

"Tennessee had been showing interest in me before the combine, but they've really stepped it up after the combine," Peake stated.

Peake broke down his recruitment to Scout.com, including planned summer visits and camps he'll be attending.

"I'm going to Ohio State's camp this Saturday in hopes of earning an offer. They have one safety commitment, and want me to prove to them they should take two in this class. If they offer me as a safety, I will strongly consider it, but if they offer me as a linebacker, then I won't consider it as strongly," Peake stated.

"Coach (Mike) Debord from Michigan told me that they will be having a meeting here at the end of the month once all the coaches return from the road to extend a few more offers. I'm going to their camp in late June, and he said that the offer might come before then, but he still wants me to come to camp and work with Coach (Ron) English. He said I'm high on their list."

"Coach (David) Cutcliffe from Tennessee told me he wants to get me down to their campus, and since my coach is working their camp, I'll be attending it from June 14th until the 16th. (Coach Cutcliffe) told me I'd be a great fit at Tennessee. Peerless Price came from my old school (Dayton Meadowdale), and I actually broke his record for most interceptions in a season (7). They are real close to offering."

"I like Michigan State. I think they are going to be good in the future, and upset some teams this fall. My good buddy, Javon Ringer, goes to school there and likes it a lot. I'd have a chance to play early there, too."

"I like Coach (Bill) Legg from Purdue. I visited Purdue three times this spring, including their basketball game against Michigan and their spring game. I know two players - Paul Long and Zach Logan - that go to school there and they said good things about Purdue. I'm planning to make another trip there this summer."

"Coach (Phil) Parker from Iowa told me he got a guy like Bob Sanders, who everyone said was too short, to the NFL, and that I can get to the league under his wings. He said Iowa (City) is not a big city, but it has good people, and the school has good academics. He has two safeties leaving and needs a guy like me to come in and compete right away. I'm planning to visit Iowa this summer, too."

"I really don't know much about Pittsburgh or Ole' Miss right now, but I plan to visit each of those schools this summer, too."

"Boston College knows I probably won't be able to make it out there for an unofficial, but they are going to work on trying to get me out there for an official visit."

In holding 21 offers, Peake says he is not ready to rule out anybody, yet.

"Really, I'm wide open right now and willing to consider everybody. I'm going to take these visits with an open mind and then decide what is best," Peake concluded.


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