January 28, 2010

Standout receiver focused on three schools

Dorman wide receiver Charone Peake is a young man of few words. Like many great athletes, he prefers to do his talking on the field.

But when asked to speak about his top three schools, the member of the 2011 class didn't hesitate with his response.

"It's still the same three, but in no particular order," Peake said. "It's still Clemson, Georgia and Florida."

All three schools continue to keep close tabs.

Georgia coaches were recently in Peake's hometown of Roebuck, S.C. to see the Dorman High star, who has the excellent size at 6-foot-4 and 194 pounds to go along with his breakaway speed.

"It was good to see the coaches over here," said Peake, who has been to Athens several times.

But the Bulldog brass weren't the only ones.

Maryland, Clemson, Michigan and North Carolina State were also on hand to speak with Peake, and then hung around to watch high Dorman High basketball team in action.

Although he still has a year to go before he has to make his college choice known, Peake said there's no pressure being placed on him to hurry up and make up his mind.

"I'll probably decide after my senior year," he said.p>He's not putting any extra pressure on himself, either.

"There's no pressure," he said. "All this attention, it makes me want to work harder to show them that I'm the player they've been looking for."

Peake, who has already been announced as a participant in the 2011 U.S. Army Bowl, said he will be looking for a couple of specific things before making his final choice.

"I just need to see how comfortable I am every time I step on campus," said Peake. "I'm still building relationships."

He's also paying close attention to how his top three schools use their wide receivers.

"I'll look to see how they get the ball to their main guys," Peake said. "That's something the Clemson, Florida and Georgia all do well. They get the ball to their main guys all the time."

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