Athletic Peavy Hopes to Play Early

It's this innate athleticism which prompted ISU to offer Peavy in mid-December but it's Peavy's experience that'll give him a chance to play early, much like Nigel Tribune did in 2013

Brian Peavy committed to Iowa State before ever seeing Ames, so the Westfield (TX) cornerback smartly took advantage of one of the web's best resources.

Google images, everyone.

"I wasn't nervous [about seeing Ames] because I saw a lot of pictures of it," Peavy told AllCyclones.com on Tuesday. "I did [Google] and the football website with videos and stuff to check out."

The real-life impression of Ames bested Peavy's virtual ones on the Jan. 24-26 official visit, which included a Cyclones basketball game against No. 22 Kansas State and former Westfield hoops teammate Wesley Iwundu.

"It was great," Peavy said. "I loved the people, the atmosphere. It was better than what I expected it to be."

Peavy with ISU secondary coach Troy Douglas

The 5-foot-10 Peavy, a three-star Scout.com player and defensive MVP of the Next Level Athlete Showcase in the Houston-area, also stars on the hardwood, a three-year member of Westfield's varsity basketball team, which is 23-5 currently.

Peavy has been able to dunk since ninth grade, and he's pulled the trick off in AAU games, but he mostly enjoys setting his teammates up as the Mustangs' point guard.

"I'm averaging around seven assists and five points per game," Peavy said. "I'm just adding my talent to the team and doing what I can."

Peavy also participates in track and field as a long jumper, his distance of 22-6 winning the a District 13-5A meet in April.

It's this innate athleticism which prompted ISU to offer Peavy in mid-December — Scout.com Midlands analyst Ahmard Vital says Peavy played everywhere in the secondary at Westfield — but it's Peavy's experience that'll give him a chance to play early, much like Nigel Tribune did in 2013.

Commitment Analysis: Brian Peavy

Fewer districts are more challenging than Texas 5A, Region II, District 13, which Westfield emerged out of unscathed in 2012 and 2013 (Cyclones commit Darius Lee-Campbell and Spring High are in the district).

As a junior, Peavy went up against current Oklahoma State receiver Ra'Shaad Samples in Westfield's 38-33 loss late in the postseason.

"I played against Big 12 receivers that are playing now — I can play as a freshman," Peavy said. "I see myself as a competitor so I'm going to come in and compete and give myself the opportunity to play."

Peavy reports his transcript meets satisfactory requirements.

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