Peace impresses at A&M camp

DeWayne Peace showed off his wheels at the A&M camp last week, so much so that if he doesn't get an offer as a receiver, he may get a look at defensive back. Aggie Websider's David Sandhop visits with Peace about his camp experience and where he stands in his recruiting process.

The Texas A&M football program held its first summer mini-camp over the weekend, and one of the standouts at the event was South Grand Prairie (TX) wide receiver DeWayne Peace. The 6-foot, 175-pound receiver impressed coaches and observers with his consistent hands and superb route running.

"I did great. It was my best camp so far," Peace said. "I didn't drop any balls and did a good job coming in and out of my breaks. Coach McMillian told me the coaches loved me. He invited up there to prove myself, and that's what I did."

While Peace excelled in the camp's drills with his route running and catching ability, he also came up big in the testing portion of the day.

"I ran a 4.07 second shuttle time, and that was the fastest at the camp," Peace said. "I was pretty burned out because I had just come back from the OU and Louisiana-Monroe camps. Last week, I ran a 3.90 shuttle and a 4.59 forty at the Monroe camp."

So did the head-turning performance at the Texas A&M camp result in an Aggie scholarship offer?

"I'm not sure yet. They brought me to the office and we talked about it," Peace said. "They liked what they saw, but they wanted to take some time to discuss it as a staff. I'm supposed to call them this week to see where we go from here."

Peace indicated that an offer from Texas A&M would put the Aggies near the top of his list of schools he's interested in attending. They would join the Oklahoma Sooners, where he camped last Thursday, as his co-favorites moving forward.

"OU coaches said they liked me and that I'm on their list to get their last spot at receiver and to call them before I decide to commit anywhere," Peace said. "OU has a winning tradition and it's close to my home. But I really enjoyed my time at Texas A&M and I like the campus. If I were to get offers from both schools, I don't know what I'd do."

But Peace's recruitment doesn't stop at just OU and Texas A&M. Michigan, Florida State, Kansas, Tulsa, and Utah among others are showing strong interest in the DFW Metroplex receiver and that's where his camp schedule will take him in the coming weeks.

"I'm going to Kansas on June 14 and Michigan on June 17. Then I'm going to Florida State on July 16. Michigan and FSU both said if I came to their camp, I'd probably get offered," Peace said. "I also may go back to Texas A&M for their DB camp in July if they don't offer me as a receiver. Coach McMillian at A&M said if the receivers coach doesn't want to offer, then he'd like to take a look at me as a defensive back."

Peace did say he prefers to commit to a school prior to his senior season and end the recruiting process to focus on his senior season.

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