Jason Peacock hit the road last weekend and took a trip to New Mexico. The 6-foot-5, 325-pound offensive tackle from Glendora (Calif.) Citrus C.C. said he was pleasantly surprised with what the Lobos had to offer and that they're going to stay under consideration.
So many programs are now getting involved with Peacock, though, that it looks more likely that he's going to land at a major program. New Mexico did impress him though on many levels.
"I really didn't see myself going to New Mexico but I found it interesting," Peacock said. "I like the coaching staff and the players. We all clicked and they told me I'd be able to play immediately. It was a good experience to see the school and see what it was all about. It really shocked me.
"(Coach Mike Locksley) is a great guy. He's a down-to-earth coach. He likes the word family a lot. I can see how close he is with the players."
Next up for Peacock is a trip to Arizona this weekend. It's going to be an especially important visit because the Wildcats were the first to offer and that means a lot to the three-star offensive tackle. Citrus College teammate Addison Bachman has said Arizona is his favorite.
"They offered me in the spring," Peacock said. "They saw me practice and offered me so that's a plus for them. It's a great school, unfortunately they just lost to Oregon, but they're up and coming. I do like them.
"That's a big advantage that they offered me early because they could see what I could do in the spring. That was my first offer so it was nice. They're always going to be in my favorites because they offered me first."
The busy visit schedule continues after that, too. Peacock is expected to visit Mississippi State in mid-December and he said Arkansas, Auburn, Georgia and others are starting to show more interest as well. Texas Tech has reportedly offered so Peacock is starting to see lots more involvement in recent weeks.
The Citrus College standout who also has offers from Utah, Houston and Memphis, said he plans to take all his visits and then make a decision.
Because so many programs are now getting more involved he might have to rearrange his trips to see the schools where he could most see himself playing.
"Ever since I got that first offer a lot of schools have been looking at me," Peacock said. "Once Mississippi State turned around and offered me I was getting letters from Georgia and Auburn and a lot of SEC schools. I'm going to take all my visits and see what best fits me."