May 16, 2012

Wisconsin wideout holds Wyoming offer

The University of Wyoming's search for playmakers in the Midwest has led the coaching staff to Kenosha, Wisc. and wide receiver, Jazz Peavy. The 6-foot-1, 175-pounder from Tremper High School holds a scholarship offer from Wyoming as well as Minnesota and hopes to make his college choice sometime this summer.

Among the attributes attracting college football coaches to Peavy are his size as well as his speed. Peavy said he runs a 4.4 time in the 40-yard dash and has been timed at 10.91 in the 100 meters and 21.6 in the 200 meters.

"The speed part of my game really attracts the coaches," Peavy said. "I have a lot of speed at a young age. The coaches think that they can put some weight on me and I won't lose the speed."

As a wide receiver, Peavy said he played in a run-heavy offense last season, but managed to catch 25 passes for 439 yards. Defensively, he projects as a safety and showed well, collecting 21 solo tackles and two interceptions in 2011. Peavy said he would like to try playing on both sides of the ball, but doesn't have a preference for which side of the ball he plays.

The University of Wyoming is interested in having Peavy play receiver. He said the coaching staff has told him they have a role in mind for him and Peavy said he likes the idea of playing in a spread offense at the next level.

"If I am going to be playing wide receiver in college, I'd like to be playing somewhere that has a spread," he said. "I think (UW) would start me as more of a slot receiver. "I like them because i would like to go somewhere out of Wisconsin to experience something else and I like that they are a spread offense. I'd like to learn more about them. This summer when I can get out and do some visits, I am would like to try and get over there."

While Wyoming sees Peavy as a receiver, he said Minnesota may be more interested in seeing him in the defensive backfield.

"It was nice," Peavy said of the offer from the Golden Gophers. "It was surprising and it felt good to get that offer. I'd have to learn more about them. They might be looking at me as more of a defensive guy."

Peavy said he has a couple of criteria for deciding on a college, including location and what the school can offer him educationally. He said presently he is undecided on a major.

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