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Kolby Harvell-Peel making a name for himself on and off the field

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Oklahoma State's Jarrick Bernard (24) and Kolby Harvell-Peel take down Tulsa's Josh Johnson during the Oklahoma State vs. Tulsa Football game on Saturday, September 14, 2019 at Skelly Field at H.A. Chapman Stadium in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

When Oklahoma State fans think of starting safety Kolby Harvell-Peel, they think of a guy flying across the football field and making plays all over, but he is so much more than that.

When Harvell-Peel isn’t practicing football, he is making music and following his passion for rap. Harvell-Peel is closing in on the release of his fifth tape, Camp Free, on Sept. 24.

All of the tapes he has made have been produced during his time in Stillwater starting in March2019.

“It doesn’t take me long to make,” Harvell-Peel said. “Each tape only took about no more than a couple of weeks. I go through these little gaps where I’m not making no music then I just crank it out for a week or two, and then I put something out after that.”

When he was growing up, he was always around music. He was singing,dancing and annoying his siblings in the process.

But now making music is a way to pass time during his busy schedule.

“I used to sing a lot, my brother and sister always gave me a hard time talking about, ‘Man you can’t sing, shut all that up,’” Harvell-Peel said. “As I got older, I just felt like maybe I should use it to pass time. We don’t get too much free time up here, so when you do you, you want to have fun, and I picked up making music and it makes sense.”

Harvell-Peel’s teammates started hearing his music in the locker room and started asking to team up with him.

On his next tape, Camp Free, teammate Rodarius Williams, Kanion Williams and former teammate Kevin Henry will all make appearances.

“Got a lot of talented guys,” Harvell-Peel said. “A lot of dudes are more than just football players. I talk about that a lot on Twitter that we're more than athletes. That's just another example of it. We've got some talented guys as far as making music goes."

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