Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Football Recruiting - Jackets Pick up Commit #2

Well, both recruiting sites are reporting that the Jackets landed a RB out of Orlando FL named Embry Peeples.

Rivals profile
Scout profile

Here's a confirmation from the Orlando Sentinel and a quote from his coach.

"When we started the process," Pettis said, "I asked our players to write down their top-five and their top-10 choices. Peeples had Tech and FSU in his top two. Tech offered and FSU did not, and when he became inundated with offers from schools around the country and Coach [Chan] Gailey came to watch him practice, he decided to pull the trigger on his decision."

General comments:
  1. This guy is fast (4.3-4.5 in the 40 and 10.4-10.7 in the 100). Very impressive. To give you a comparison, Jonathan Dwyer is a track-and-field runner and ran in the range of 10.9 in the 100. Probably one of the fastest kids in the state of Florida this year.
    1. Quote from Peeples: "Speed kills," Peeples said. "That's my big thing. But I want to show the recruiters everything I can do this spring. You want to go 100 percent. It means a lot."
  2. Here are some stats:
    1. Last Year Rushing:
      132 Carries
      1130 Yards
      8.56 Yds/Carry
      11 TD's

      Last Year Receiving:
      4 Receptions
      108 Yards
      27 Yds/Catch
      12 Yds/Game
  3. He had interest from FSU, Notre Dame, LSU, Colorado and Auburn. However, it is not clear if any of these programs have offered him yet.
  4. Small guy. 5'8", 160-170lb. Obviously not a bruiser.
  5. Grades could be an issue. Reports of a 2.8 core GPA and a 900 SAT score, although another report has him with a 3.2 GPA.......... could be borderline.
  6. Recruited by Curtis Modkins.
  7. Here's some video.
Welcome aboard Mr.Peeples!!