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Jazz Peavy: 2013 Wisconsin Football Recruiting Class

Where will the athlete from Kenosha line up for Wisconsin?
170 lbs
Composite Ranking
Kenosha (WI) Tremper
3 stars (#123 ATH)

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Jazz Peavy might not know where he'll play at Wisconsin, and after Bret Bielema told him the same thing, chances are Gary Andersen doesn't either.

What do we know about Peavy? After playing in a run-heavy offense his junior year -- he caught 22 passes for about 400 yards and four touchdowns -- Peavy was a skilled player without much buzz. Before he gave his verbal commitment to Wisconsin in June 2012, Peavy needed a 4.5 40-yard dash time to open some eyes. A strong performance at UW's one-day camp sealed the deal, prompting Bielema to tell Peavy he could play on either side of the ball -- and that it would be his choice.

"I never really knew where I stood or anything," he said of currently being unranked by both and "I didn't know what people thought about me. I guess I was a pretty underrated player.

"When I go to camps, I do impress, but I didn't know if I'd impress that much."

As a receiver at Kenosha Tremper, Peavy caught 60 passes for 935 yards (15.6 per catch) and 12 touchdowns. At cornerback, he developed a reputation for being an aware defender with an ability to play the ball well and succeed in zone coverage. Nevertheless, he's largely projected as a slot receiver who needs to sharpen his route-running and become more of a fluid pass catcher with softer hands.

Below in the rankings section, link to the player's page on each of the major scouting websites so the names ("Rivals, "Scout", etc.) are the hyperlinks.

Rankings Rankings

Rivals: 5.5 (#11 in WI)
Scout: (#194 WR)
ESPN: 73 (#178 WR - #10 in WI)
24/7: 78 (#154 ATH - #12 in WI)

Verbal commitment Verbally committed June 17, 2012

After Peavy's strong camp showing, secondary coach Ben Strickland is credited with bringing him to Wisconsin. Peavy also received offers from Central Michigan, Minnesota and Wyoming, though he did not visit any.

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SENIOR 38 535 14.1 8 5 44 8.8 0
JUNIOR 22 400 18.2 4 7 53 5.6 2

Honors Honors

2012 MaxPreps Wisconsin Preseason All-State

No. 1 2012 SPARQ rating (122.52) at Chicago NSFC