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Canes lead for R250 to Watch WR

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Fort Lauderdale (Fla.) St. Thomas Aquinas wide receiver Devante Peete is one of the top receivers in the Sunshine State for the Class of 2015. Peete arrived at St. Thomas with a lot of raw potential, but he has had the chance to work with former Ohio State star and NFL All-Pro, Cris Carter, who helps coach the receivers at the powerhouse program when his time permits.
Peete put together a solid junior season grabbing over 20 passes for 400 yards and six touchdowns in an offense that spreads the ball around and doesn't force the ball to one receiver.
According to Peete most of the schools in the SEC have offered along with schools like Florida State, Miami, USC, and West Virginia. Of his long list of early offers, Peete says Miami is recruiting him the hardest right now.
"Miami is coming after me pretty hard," noted Peete. "Florida State is on me too. Coach Saban at Alabama really likes me along with Ohio State. The Miami coaches are reaching out to me any chance they can get on Facebook to make sure I'm doing ok in school and things like that."
The 6-foot-5, 200-pounder attended the Miami-Florida game earlier this fall and he really enjoyed the environment of the in-state rivals.
"It was a great game and it was a full house," recalled Peete. "Miami just came to play and made more plays to come out with the victory."
The four-star split end named a top four of Alabama, Florida State, Miami, and Ohio State. Peete admits he is the most comfortable with the coaching staff at UM.
"I feel most comfortable with the coaches at Miami," remarked Peete. "The coaches love me over there. They always reach out to me. I had a great talk with him after the spring game and from there it's been great."
St. Thomas fell in the Class 7A region finals and finished the year 10-3. Peete said now that the season is over he is going to turn his attention to recruiting and contact the schools that are showing serious interest in him.
Kynon Codrington is a Southeast Region football recruiting analyst for Rivals.com. You can click here to follow him on Twitter.
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