Rafe Peavey from Bolivar High School in Bolivar, Mo., has signed an
Institutional Financial Aid Agreement with Arkansas, head coach Bret
Bielema announced Monday.
a new interpretation of NCAA legislation, high school seniors
who are on schedule to graduate in December and plan to enroll in
college for the spring semester have the opportunity to sign an
Institutional Financial Aid Agreement. Peavey will enroll in January and
go through spring practice with the Razorbacks.
has championed the recruiting process in every way possible,
just as he will as a quarterback at Arkansas," Coach Bielema said. "He
is a dynamic player with unique skills and an obvious winning mentality
in everything he does. We are excited to have him officially in the
a four-star recruit, was rated as the No. 8 quarterback prospect by Tom
gave Peavey a scout grade of 83 and ranked him as the No. 4 prospect
from Missouri and the No. 9 prospective quarterback in the nation.
Peavey earned a grade of 93 from 247Sports and No. 10 ranking among
pro-style quarterbacks nationally. Rivals.com ranked
Peavey as the No. 2 prospect from Missouri and the No. 4 dual-threat
quarterback in the country.
led Bolivar High School to an undefeated regular season during his
senior year as quarterback.
Bolivar won 12 consecutive games in 2013, including an 11th straight
Central Ozark Conference championship and the Missouri Class 4, District
7 title. Peavey's Liberators were the first team to go 12-0 in school
history, and the quarterfinals were the deepest
a team has advanced in the state playoffs in head coach Lance Roweton's
11-year tenure. In his senior season, Peavey was 127-for-185 passing for
2,294 yards and 16 touchdowns. He also recorded 187 carries for 1,557
rushing yards and 27 touchdowns.
had three additional winning seasons at Bolivar, finishing 9-3 his
junior year, 9-2 his
sophomore year, and 8-1 his freshman year on the freshman team while
also rushing 11 times for 121 yards in varsity competition. During
Peavey's sophomore and junior seasons, he was 191-for-288 passing for
3,696 yards and 38 touchdowns and had 156 carries for
1,040 yards and 26 touchdowns. He was an All-Central Ozarks Conference
and all-district selection each of his three years as the starter and
was also named the Central Ozarks Conference MVP.
a high honors student who also played baseball and ran track, chose
Arkansas after receiving
numerous offers including Auburn, Missouri, Ole Miss and Kentucky. He is
the son of Rachael and Jack Peavey. His dad played three seasons in the
NFL with New England and Denver.
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