Attending a new school presents a new challenge for anybody, but Peake says that he's easy to get along with, and that he has always gotten along with his fellow teammates.
He sees no reason that trend won't continue as he transfers from Meadowdale, where he led the team with 109 tackles and six interceptions last year, to Trotwood-Madison this season. He says his main goal this season is to "win it all" for his teammates as he attempts to lead them to a state title.
When looking at what John L. Smith and Michigan State has to offer, Peake suggested that MSU is a team on the rise. "I see Michigan State as a program that is getting better," Peake says.
He also indicated that he would like to play in the Big Ten. When attempting to narrow his choice of college education, Peake doesn't feel that he necessarily needs to be close to home to enjoy his experience. When asked whether or not that would be a factor in his final decision, Peake said, "Not really, though my mom would like for me to be close to home."
When C.J. isn"t hitting receivers or hunting down running backs, the highly touted safety likes to do what any normal high school senior would indulge in. "I like to play PS2," Peake says. "I like to hang out with friends, go to a movie, and just chill."
While Peake's on-the-field exploits are out there for all the college scouts to see, he has a different goal in mind for his senior year of high school in terms of off the field activity. "I want to get my grades high, as high as they can be."
Peake hopes not only to improve his grade point average, but also his ACT score as well, which he plans to retake in the near future.