Ann Arbor, Michigan was the latest proving ground for South Grand Prairie, TX ATH Dewayne Peace. After fielding the first signs of strong interest from the Maize & Blue just a few weeks ago, the Ft. Worth Nike camp MVP set out to show that it should be even stronger. Mission accomplished. His standout performance at both wide receiver and corner was enough to convince Rich Rodriguez & company that he was worthy of an offer.
“Before I left they showed me around the campus, showed me the stadium, and talked to me about academics,” Peace said just prior to boarding his plane for the Lone Star State. “It was cool. I learned a lot. Then they talked to me about what they liked about me. Then they offered me a scholarship. The coaches were real cool. (To get offered) felt good.”
Added Peace’s father, “they said he is everything they thought he would be. He’s just an athlete and that’s what Rodriguez said he liked about him. They said they are going to the spread (offense) and they like him in the slot, but they also like him at corner. The DB coach and wide receiver coach are fighting over him. They said they like guys with the ability to go both ways. They like athletes and they said Dewayne is just an athlete.”
For many prospects, personal preferences weigh heavily in the final decision about where to line up. For Peace, however, that is not the case.
“Right now I like wide receiver because that’s what I play in high school, but if they move me to DB it wouldn’t matter.”
With over 13 offers already in tow, and Kansas and Texas A&M turning up heat by the day, it was logical to wonder if the Wolverines would be able to make up ground. Well they did… and then some.
“I’d say they moved up to #1,” Peace said regarding the Maize & Blue. “It’s probably a toss up between Michigan and Kansas for the #1 spot. Basically Michigan moved up in my book. I’m going to make my decision before the season… probably right before two-a-days. That’ll be in the first part of August. It will come down to my feeling about the team, the coaches, and the (program’s) exposure.”
Stay tuned to GoBlueWolverine for more on Peace in the coming days. And be sure to check out the blog on his camp performance, here.