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Peat picks up big SEC offer

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Todd Peat Jr. has been picking up big offers all off-season but one of the most impressive came Saturday when the Tempe (Ariz.) Corona Del Sol defensive tackle was offered by Alabama.
"It's huge," Peat said of the Crimson Tide offer. "They have a great reputation for being a great football team. If you can go to the SEC and dominate like they do week to week your program is on a different level.
"They're definitely a school I'm going to have to consider strongly, the type of program they are and all they can offer I really want to look into it and hopefully get down there."
Alabama is the newest school involved with Peat, a 6-foot-3, 300-pound prospect who recently got offered by Arkansas as well. He said since the Razorbacks are in the SEC too they'll get serious consideration from him.
"Coach (Chris Klenakis) recruits out here and he called me last week and offered me out of the blue," Peat said. "They're in the SEC so they play some really good football down there. It's something I'll have to look at, too."
Beating Stanford is going to be tough. Coach Jim Harbaugh and his staff - including defensive intern Chester McGlockton - especially stand out to Peat so it might take a lot to win out over Stanford at this point.
"They're definitely the school to beat right now," Peat said. "Everybody else has to beat Stanford in my eyes. I like coach Harbaugh a lot.
"A huge thing for me now is the new staff they have on defense, a bunch of NFL guys, and Chester McGlockton is the defensive line coach there and my dad is really good friends with him."
Peat has already visited Wake Forest, Arizona State, Arizona, Stanford, Southern Cal, South Carolina, North Carolina, Clemson and UCLA.
He plans to make return trips to Stanford and Wake Forest this spring or summer along with going to Nebraska and Georgia. Narrowing his list by June or July is the plan moving forward.
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