'Hidden Gem' Prospect at Louisville Male?

Jahi Peak didn't begin playing football until his sophomore year and didn't become a starter for Louisville Male until the school's fifth game last year, so why is the senior-to-be finding an increase of interest from regional colleges?

When I spoke with Louisville Male High School head coach Bob Redman recently he was quick to mention members of his 2004 Bulldog team, such as Stephen Garr, Doug Beaumont and Brian Anderson, all names that I am very familiar with. He also mentioned a senior-to-be that I had never heard of until that moment in Jahi Peak.

"He very well may be a sleeper prospect," Redman said of the 6-foot-4, 250-pound Peak. "He is really going to sneak up on some people."

Redman went on to mention that for his size, Peak has impressive speed and that he has recently been clocked with a 4.9 40.

While it will likely take a strong senior campaign to draw numerous Division IA offers, Louisville, Ohio, Kentucky and Miami of Ohio are among those expressing early interest in the offensive line prospect.

"I'm hearing the most from Ohio right now...they are sending me a lot of stuff," Peak told Inside the Ville on Wednesday evening.

"I didn't know it would all start this soon," Peak said of the recruiting process. "I didn't start playing football until my sophomore year and I only played on the JV team that year. Last year I started the fifth game of the year on varsity and then started the rest of the year."

Peak is taking advantage of the off season to improve strength and prepare for a strong senior season.

"I'm working on my strength a lot," explained Peak. "I lift weights everyday."

Peak and his fellow Bulldog teammates will begin their season against Oldham County High School in late August.

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