Most wouldn’t consider a prospect with eight scholarship offers a sleeper by any stretch of the imagination, but in today’s recruiting coverage Aaron Peak still fits that bill.
The Birmingham, Alabama native preps at Blythewood (S.C.) High School and stands out both on tape and in person at 5-foot-11, 185 pounds.
“I have offers from Air Force, Wofford, Presbyterian College, Charleston Southern, Citadel, Holy Cross, Mercer and Campbell,” he said.
The Atlantic Coast Conference is starting to take more interest in the class of 2014 prospect, who led his team in tackles and returned a kickoff for a touchdown with Scout in attendance against still undefeated Columbia (S.C.) Spring Valley, after he impressed this summer.
“Georgia Tech and Duke,” Peak said. “I haven’t contacted them recently though. I went to both camps and they told me to send some film from this year.”
Most schools are recruiting the physical defensive back as a cornerback projection at the next level.
“They like that I’m a cover guy, and special teams, I blocked four field goals last year and then returns,” he said. “I always played running back growing up and we spend a lot of time on special teams, blocking field goals and punts.
“That’s how I’ve put it all together.”
While Peak is focusing on the Bengals' 2013 campaign as the squad fights for playoff positioning; his recruitment is taking a slight back seat in that he hasn’t been as well traveled as he’d like to be at this point. Still, there is a plan to stay in the same time zone at the next level given the right scholarship offer.
“I’d like to stay on the East Coast, but I’m considering all of my options,” he said.