C.J. Peake ends the suspense

C.J. Peake, the highly-touted three-star safety from Ohio, went back and forth between Louisville and Wisconsin the past few days. Wednesday morning, the 6-2, 210-pound star ended the drama and made his pick.

C.J. Peake kept everyone in suspense about his college decision, going back and forth between Louisville and Wisconsin. But the standout defensive back from Ohio's Trotwood-Madison HS ended all the drama Wednesday morning, sticking with his verbal commitment to the Cardinals.

Peake's decision was confirmed by Scout.com's Greg Powers.

"Peake picks Louisville to a loud cheer by the crowd in attendance at his presser," Powers reported on InsideTheVille.com's premium message board moments following the announcment.

Peake originally committed to Wisconsin but backed out late last month when he gave new Louisville coach Steve Kragthorpe the thumbs up. But then, just days before National Signing Day, the 6-2, 208-pound three-star prospect started having second thoughts about his second choice. Last weekend, word leaked out that Peake had re-opened his recruitment and was reconsidering the Badgers.

In the end, though, Peake stuck with his commitment to Louisville and should be a major factor for on defense for the Cardinals from the time he steps foot on the U of L. Peake, who had nearly 20 scholarship offers, also turned down recruiting pitches from West Virginia, Tennessee, Iowa and Michigan State.

"C.J. is a special football player. He has the speed to play safety and the size to play linebacker. He's extremely physical and he's a playmaker," said Trotwood-Madison coach Maurice Douglass.


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