BOLIVAR, MO - Bolivar sophomore quarterback Rafe Peavey has quickly become a hot prospect in the world of college football recruiting. Peavey has recently picked up offers from Arkansas, UCLA, Ole Miss, Connecticut, and Boston College.
"It's been very exciting getting out to see these colleges," said Peavey about the recruiting process.
Peavey, 6'2", 190 pounds, comes from a football family. His father Jack played offensive tackle for the New England Patriots and Denver Broncos and was a college coach for several years. Rafe's older brother Kolten was a standout at Bolivar and is currently in his 1st year at D-I South Alabama.
In his first season of varsity football, Peavey threw for 1,734 yards and 20 touchdowns, rushing for 465 yards and 13 touchdowns.
"I’m a pocket passer, but if the play breaks down I can do something with my feet."
Arkansas assistant Paul Petrino visited Bolivar recently. He watched Peavey workout, but was not able to speak with him because of NCAA compliance rules. Petrino did however express his intrest to Bolivar head coach Lance Rowetin in making Peavey a verbal offer.
"I don't think we've seen the best of Rafe just yet," said Roweton.
Peavey picked up attention after attending the Elite-11 camp in Dallas.
"I love competition," said Peavey. "It gets me excited to go against other top guys in the nation."
Peavey is also receiving interest from LSU, Mississippi State, Vanderbilt, Illinois, Iowa, Indiana, and Wisconsin.
When asked about making a college decision, Peavey said staying close to home was not a key and that he would not necessarily wait until his senior year.
"Whenever I feel good I'm going to commit. I don't really like to wait around."