DB Gets 2nd Offer
Texas State recently offered junior free safety Patrick Peek out of Aledo high school in an attempt to strengthen their defensive backfield. A speedster with a knack for hard hits and sure tackles, Peek has seemingly flown under the radar thus far with just two offers, with the Bobcats being the only one from the lone star state. “A lot of different schools came to see me during the spring,” said Peek. “But Texas State and Fresno State are my only two (offers) right now. I want to stay closer to home but it did catch my eye when (Fresno St.) offered me and I started looking into them but I really want to stay close to home.” Last season Peek racked up 119 tackles, two interceptions and two touchdowns, including an Ed Reed like 100 plus-yard touchdown off of a blocked field goal. However, he remains humble as he describes the type of player he is. “I think I’m a very physical player but I have some work to do with my ball skills,” said Peek. “As far as tackling goes, I feel I’m pretty good at that. It’s my strongest point.” Peek said he recently ran forty times of 4.5, 4.54 and 4.61. From the looks of his highlight reel, it’s a safe to assume those times aren’t exaggerated. He can be seen sprinting clear across the field, using precise angle pursuit technique to stop a score. There are a couple of highlights in which Peek times an option-pitch just right, stopping the play well behind the line of scrimmage. And then there’s that blocked-field-goal-turned-touchdown which is a masterpiece in itself. There wasn’t much tape of Peek in coverage, which grows more important as the pass attempts in football keep getting higher. At 5’10”, 182 lbs, he is slightly undersized, but with a full off-season a head of him, don't be surprised if he packs on some muscle to push near that 190lb range. As mentioned before, staying close to home is important to Peek but there is another factor that he feels is more significant when choosing his school, “I really look at what the freshman do, whether they sit out or play their first year,” said Peek. “I know freshmen are supposed to come in and just work hard but I like to see if the freshmen get playing time.” Peek said he hasn’t visited Fresno State but he has been to Texas State after being recruited by offensive line coach Brad Bedell. He enjoyed his visit and his coming down for a second one this upcoming weekend. We’ll have more on Patrick Peek’s upcoming second visit next week.
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