Todd Peat Jr. Enjoying Life Before Lincoln

Stating he is "excited for summer and to get to Lincoln," Todd Peat Jr. is enjoying his last few weeks in Arizona. Come inside as Big Red Report gets the latest with the 2011 signee.

As Big Red Report continues to catch up with 2011 Nebraska commitments getting ready to head to Lincoln, today we talk with Todd Peat Jr. The All-American defensive end has been enjoying life in Arizona, free of recruiting reporters calling for the inside scoop.

"It's been nice to enjoy my life, family, and friends and not have to worry about football and recruiting as much," said Peat. "I'm leaving here on June 2nd and I believe that I'm checking in on June 5th.

"I have been actually hitting it really hard, I work out at a place called Athletic Republic. I'm really working on my speed, explosion, and change of direction."

Currently 6-foot-3, 295-pounds, Peat has one goal for the upcoming 2011 season, to eventually start. The Scout.com 4-star defensive tackle, who has been described as "disruptive," feels Nebraska moving to a new conference will help him see the field sooner.

"The coaches have told me they want me to be bigger in the middle. Making the move to the Big Ten, it's something they need and feel that I could make an impact early that way with the skills I have right now," said Peat. "The Big Ten is a very physical brand of football and the type of football I like to place.

"I'm aiming high to eventually start in year one. It's what I want to do and feel like I have a chance."

While Peat has been able to sit back and enjoy life, things are starting to get hectic for his little brother Andrus. The Scout.com 5-star junior offensive tackle has over 20 offers and is now experiencing the same craziness of the recruiting world Todd experienced.

"Everyone once in a while he will ask me a question or something. I just let him know that I'm here and know what he is going through. I have experienced the process and know how hard it probably is for him," said Todd. "It would be nice if he came to Nebraska, but in the end he needs to make his decision as an individual. That is what I did when I picked Nebraska and it's what he needs to do."

2011 Scout.com HS Football Rankings (full list):
Pos: DT Pos Rank: #14 Pos Rating:

Scout.com Player Evaluation:
STRENGTHS
 Disengaging Skills
 Hand Quickness
 Intensity/Effort
AREAS FOR IMPROVEMENT
 Injury History
Very active and disruptive DT prospect. Shows great burst off the ball and uses his hands very well. Wins the hand battle more times then not, then will use arms and strength to lock out OLs allowing him to read and react and make pursuit to the ball. Very strong and stout in the run game.
Josh Harvey has covered college football and recruiting for Fox Sports & Scout.com since 2008. He is now the Publisher of Big Red Report, covering Nebraska athletics.
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