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July 6, 2013

AARON SNYDER: ‘Matter of time’ for T/G McPeek

ASHLAND — With the first official day of summer practice (July 15) approaching, it’s time to start thinking football.

Cody McPeek thinks football year-round.

The Fairview junior to-be is making some serious noise in the recruiting world, and college offers will be filtering in soon.

Listed at 6-foot-3, 325 pounds, the left tackle/guard created a buzz in April at The Rivals Camp Series at Lakota West High School in Cincinnati.

On Sunday, McPeek will take part in the Rivals 250 Underclassmen Challenge presented by Under Armour at DeSoto High School in Dallas, Texas. He’s the only Kentuckian to receive an invite.

According to a rivals.com article, McPeek is one of the top 10 currently unoffered players to watch this weekend.

A portion of that story:

He’s listed at tackle but his future is probably at guard. If he can have another excellent showing like the one he had in April, it should only be a matter of time before teams pull the trigger on offers.

McPeek’s size and strength have jumped out to spectators.


McPeek is compiling a growing list of colleges that he’s interested in (and most are reciprocating that interest).

Among those: Kentucky, Purdue, Duke, Vanderbilt, North Carolina State and UNC-Charlotte.

McPeek has attended camps at Duke, NC State, Kentucky, Purdue and Charlotte this summer.

He visited UK during the spring and Wildcats offensive coordinator Neal Brown paid McPeek a visit.

As one of eight returning starters for Fairview, McPeek’s focus will return to the Eagles shortly. He will be a huge factor if Fairview is to repeat a run similar to last season’s, one that saw the Eagles reach the Class A state title game.

Baker Buzz

Ashland sophomore running back Quinton Baker has also performed well at events outside of the state.

Baker joined McPeek in participating in The Rivals Camp Series in Cincinnati.

He also turned some heads at a Nike Football Training Camp in Columbus in June.

Scout.com’s Allen Trieu wrote the following about Baker:

Ashland (Ky.) Blazer freshman running back Quinton Baker had a good day catching the ball. A compact kid, he was a good route runner who showed good feet and he caught everything that was thrown at him. He is definitely one to keep an eye on for future years.

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