It appears Rafe Peavey will be joining the Hogs, after all.
The Bolivar senior quarterback re-committed to the University of Arkansas football program over the weekend, confirming he will join coach Bret Bielema’s team next year.
Peavey, who originally committed to coach Bobby Petrino’s Razorbacks last June, had been doing some checking around after his national stock rose in the past year.
He visited Missouri and Iowa last week, but turned down chances to visit Ohio State and USC after heading back to Fayetteville on Friday.
“It’s a weight off my shoulders, for sure,” Peavey said. “Mainly, I just wanted to see that I’m (Bielema’s) guy and I’m (offensive coordinator Jim) Chaney’s guy. That’s the main thing that I’ve been waiting on, just making sure that I’m still their main guy.”
Peavey got a chance in Fayetteville to also visit with officials from the Sam M. Walton College of Business, his probable major.
“Bielema and the staff did an awesome job with him,” said his father, Jack Peavey, an assistant athletic director at Oklahoma Baptist University and former college football coach. “He wanted to go there, but he had a little doubt and wanted to make sure.”
Now, Rafe Peavey is concentrating on his senior year at Bolivar, in addition to trying to convince more top recruits to join him in Razorback country.
“I already have started,” Peavey said. “I’ve got a couple guys I’ve been talking with. Once a couple guys committing, we’ll get a strong 24-player class.”
Rivals.com lists Peavey as the No. 132 prospect nationally for the Class of 2014, and rates him as the fourth-best, dual-threat quarterback nationally in his class.