Louisville is putting the finishing touches on the recruiting class of 2015 and the final pieces are literally and figuratively huge. After landing former Big 12 defensive player of the year Devonte Fields, Louisville landed a commitment from 6'5, 200 lb wide receiver Devante Peete out of Pompano Beach, Florida's St. Thomas Aquinas High School.
Blessed to say I am officially committed to The University Of Louisville ✊ #GoCards #C1L4 @LamarCoachT @CoachPetrinoUL— Devante Peete #5 (@dp5_MT) February 2, 2015
Peete is a composite three-star wide receiver according to 247 Sports rating system. He is rated the #43 receiver in the country and the #52 player overall in the state of Florida. Rivals and ESPN both rate him four-stars and ESPN has him at #213 in their "ESPN 300", their ranking of the nation's top 300 prospects. You can see his highlights below.
Peete's commitment completes Louisville's efforts to fully restock the receiving corps with the losses of several graduates in 2014. His ultimate destination, however, will remain something for fans to watch. Peete is not the fastest receiver and played some tight end towards the end of his high school career. His future, with a frame that can surely added size, could be at tight end.
Second, it remains questionable whether or not Peete will qualify academically. Louisville will be rolling the dice that he can make it for the fall. In fact this might be a sign and place situation where Louisville signs him and places him in prep school for a year or a semester and he joins the team down the road. Louisville has certainly had its share of success in doing so with other prospects (Gerod Holliman). Peete is from St. Thomas Aquinas High School, one of the most consistently talent laden programs in Florida. Banking a little good will with the school by taking a chance on Peete can't hurt.