Arlington Bowie junior cornerback Greg Peace can hardly wait for this weekend to come as he and his father are flying into Lubbock on Friday for Texas Tech's first 2015 junior day on Saturday.
"I'm very excited, I mean I have been following Texas Tech all year," Peace said. "They had a pretty decent year and they're definitely high on my list. I'm definitely excited to get down there and see how it really is."
Peace has yet to be offered by Tech, but has spoken with assistant coach Kevin Curtis and though he hasn't personally met head coach Kliff Kingsbury he has it on good authority that Kingsbury is the real deal. His older brother, Dewayne Peace, played for Kingsbury at Houston and had a lot of good things to say.
"He's told me a lot about him," Peace said. "I mean that's my type of coach, a guy who can relate to me, get the work done, but be buddy-buddy. I like that style of coaching."
The 5-foot-9, 165-pound corner said despite his smaller stature he favors an aggressive style of play. Though, he enjoys covering receivers deep, his favorite part of the position is "beating people up at the line," with physical bump and run coverage.
Peace tallied 65 tackles, nine pass breakups and a pair of interceptions in the competitive District 3-5A, which featured perennial playoff participants Arlington High, Arlington Lamar and Arlington Martin. Bowie also played the likes of Mansfield, Mesquite, Dallas Skyline and Southlake Carroll in 2013, so competition isn't a problem.
"He's a guy who has pretty good speed, he comes from a football family-his brother was a very good player coming out of South Grand Prairie," Scout.com National Recruiting Analyst Greg Powers said. "He has the pedigree, he plays bigger than his size and is a guy who will see some good FBS offers as he continues his development and coaches actually get to see him in person first-hand."
Peace is still looking for his first offer but has heard from Colorado State, Houston, Mississippi State, Ole Miss, UTSA and Wyoming and visited Baylor and SMU last season.
Another wrinkle to Peace's visit is best friends Jaelan Austin (who Tech has offered) and Tony Nicholson, a pair of explosive athletes from South Grand Prairie, will also be visiting Tech this weekend.
"Jaelan was recently offered by Tech and Tony is hoping to get one so hopefully we can all play there one day," Peace said.
Peace Excited to Visit Texas Tech
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