Martin working on C.J. Peake for Louisville

Dale Martin and C.J. Peake formed a friendship last month in Florida while playing in the East-West All-Star game in Orlando. Now, the four-star running back who will sign with Louisville Wednesday morning is trying to convince Peake to do the same.

Dale Martin and C.J. Peake formed a friendship last month in Florida while playing in the East-West All-Star game in Orlando. Now, the four-star running back who will sign with Louisville Wednesday morning is trying to convince Peake to do the same.

"C.J. and I are good friends and I talked to him yesterday to try to get him to come to Louisville with me," Martin said Tuesday night, the eve before National Signing Day.

Peake, one of the top defensive back prospects in the country, backed out of a verbal commitment to Wisconsin last month and committed to Louisville instead. Peake now is reconsidering the Badgers and will sign with either Louisville or Wisconsin Wednesday morning.


Can Martin convince Peake to join
him at Louisville?

"I think he feels like he can get more early playing time at Wisconsin than he can at Louisville, but he feel real comfortable at Louisville and his family wants him to go there," Martin said.

Martin wouldn't predict who his highly-rated friend would sign with tomorrow.

"He doesn't know where he's going," Martin said. "I think he'll sign with whoever he wakes up feeling tomorrow. I'm hoping it's Louisville so we can be roommates. I'm going to call him again tonight. He knows I want him to come to Louisville."


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