Peacock is a top JUCO OT prospect

Citrus has one of the top JUCO offensive tackle prospects in the country, but Jason Peacock (6-5, 308) isn't letting his status go to his head. He's been hard at work this offseason getting better and schools have taken notice with three ponying up offers and more showing interest in what he brings to the table...

Peacock prepped at Baldwin High School in Milledgeville, Georgia and had quite a few schools wanting to offer, but he was unable to qualify, so he decided to head west to get a new start and to focus on school and football.

"Citrus was the right school for me," Peacock told recently. "I looked at the coaches' backgrounds and saw how much experience they had and that they put out good teams and I felt like the program here was really great and that I could come out and step in and do my thing."

Peacock certainly "did his thing" last fall starting every game at left tackle for a team that threw for nearly 230 yards per game.

"I'm not the tallest or biggest guy at tackle, but the coaches tell me I have great footwork and I've got a lot of aggression and they like that," Peacock said. "I'm a good athlete, but I want to keep working on my technique and the little things so I can get better."

In addition to a nasty attitude and his outstanding athleticism, Peacock is also very strong, putting up over 400 pounds on the bench and a 500-pound squat.

Recruiting has been steady for Peacock since the end of the 2009 season with offers from Houston, Arizona and Portland State flowing in and a lot of other schools showing interest.

"I just got done with an unofficial visit to USC and it went really well," Peacock, who was joined by teammate Addison Bachman, said. "We met with the coaches and just spent some time seeing things. It was a good experience.

"UCLA has been talking to me a lot, Louisville likes me, Kansas State, Texas Tech, California, Tennessee and East Carolina, a lot of schools, really want to see me more, but they all like me a lot."

Peacock and Bachman both will visit Houston the second week of September, their bye week, officially and Peacock noted that he'll visit Arizona in December as well.

"I want to take my visits and then decide," Peacock said. "I need to make sure I find the right place for me."

Peacock is on pace to graduate in December and he'll have three years to play two wherever he ends up.

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