Defensive tackle Todd Peat Jr. (6-3, 295, 4.98) from Tempe (Ariz.) Corona del Sol already has five offers on the table and there is every indication that more offers are on the way. There just aren't enough guys that play the "money position" of defensive tackle with the skill of Peat.
Peat earned all-state, all-region, all-area and all-city while only playing in five games as a junior, still he accounted for 31 tackles and four sacks. He was able accomplish these honor whole playing banged up. He tore his MCL and had a stress fracture in his tibia, but he is now 100 percent healthy and actually played the last four games of his junior season.
It is obvious that Peat is old school tough. He plays through pain as the last two seasons, he has played hurt. His sophomore year, he actually broke his hand, twice and like his junior season, Peat dominated as a sophomore accounting for 65n tackles, 17 tackles for loss and six sacks.
On the recruiting trail, Peat has offers on the table from Arizona, Arizona State, Stanford, Wake Forest and Northern Illinois.
UCLA and Cal are showing a lot of intense interest and could offer the talented defensive tackle a scholie in the very near future. He's still being evaluated by both schools.
What is Peat looking for in a college?
"I want the opportunity to play early," Peat said. "I really don't want to redshirt.
"A good education is really important and I also want to have a coach that will help me get the best chance I can have to make it to the NFL.
"I'm definitely going to take all five of my official visits," Peat said. "I want to make sure I make the right decision.
Peat has a busy schedule of junior days coming up in the future.
"I'm definitely going to Arizona, Arizona State and Stanford," Peat said. "I might try to make the UCLA or Cal junior day as well."
Though it is very early, Peat does have two schools that have a slight edge at this time.
"At the top of my list is probably Stanford and Arizona State," Peat said. "Arizona State is close to home. I love the coaches and the entire coaching staff. I have always been a Sun Devils fan and I feel like I have a chance to play early.
"With Stanford, you just can't beat the education," Peat said. "I have visited Stanford once before and talking to the coaching staff, the interesting thing about Stanford is if the NFL doesn't work out, on average, the average Stanford grad makes more money than anybody who is drafted behind the number 15 pick in the NFL draft. You really can't beat that.
"Stanford also thinks that I could come in right away and start as a freshman," Peat said. "Because they need defensive tackles bad."
Peat is planning on attending the Under Armor Camp next month. As far as team camps, he is planning on attending the Arizona, Arizona State and USC (Rising Star) camps.
The scouting report on Peat he is dependable to make the big play when his team needs it most. He is also an outstanding leader who brings good, positive energy to the team.
In the weight room, Peat's current bench is an outstanding 365 and his before injury squat was an amazing 575 so his strength is obvious.
Peat currently carries a 3.0 GPA and will be taking his SAT in March.