Peace Shines in Norman

It is camp season across the country and athletes are bringing their ‘A' game to the college campuses in hopes of landing a scholarship offer. While he already has a few in hand at the moment, South Grand Prairie wide receiver DeWayne Peace is still searching for that right fit. His first stop was in Norman for the Sooner camp. So how does he feel about his performance?

Coming fresh off an Oklahoma camp, South Grand Prairie wide receiver Dewayne Peace is hoping to get that good news in a couple days. While he may have five other Division I offers, he still waits on that "one."

"While I was at the camp I talked with coach (Brent) Venables and coach (Jay) Norvell," Peace said. "The conversation with both of them went well. Coach Norvell told me to make sure and check my email during the next couple of days and that he would let me know how things are going. Then he told to call him 1-2 days later. Hopefully when I call him, they will offer me."

Either way, the 5-foot-11, 178-pound Peace said that he had a lot of fun, but Mother Nature did sort of intervene and at times made things difficult, especially in the passing game.

"It went real well, but the wind was strong out there. It made it kind of hard for the quarterbacks and wide receivers," Peace said. "But we still got good reps in and me and the quarterbacks still hooked up a couple of times."

Of course when Peace said a couple of times, he actually meant plenty. Because while he is still in the quest for that Sooner offer, he received some good words from Norvell before he left. 

"He (Norvell) said that he was impressed with my quickness and body control," Peace said. "He said those were the things that impressed him the most about my game."

According to Peace, in the camp arena is where he shines. And that is because of his extreme competitiveness.

"I love competition. I really like to line up against the best players from other states," Peace said. "I really love going to camps and I felt really good about my performance at Oklahoma."

With that said, Peace is back on the road Friday as he heads to Louisiana-Monroe. Then, he will make his way to College Station to camp at Texas A&M. After that, he does not have his schedule complete, but plans to go to some other places. 

Peace's other offers include Kansas, Central Florida, Utah, Colorado State, and SMU, but he has no favorites at the moment.

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