The Boston College Eagles usually don't go the Juco route for players, but they couldn't pass on one of the top quarterbacks in the land.
"Paul is committed to Boston College," said Ephraim (Utah) Snow College head coach Jeff Kilts of his star quarterback Paul Peterson. "He's taking his official visit this weekend and he committed to BC back before Christmas. He's excited about the opportunity."
Peterson, who stands 6-foot-0 and weighs 190 pounds with a 4.6-second 40-yard dash time, led the NJCAA in passing effeciency this past season and threw for 2,982 yards and 35 touchdowns with only 14 interceptions. He completed 63-percent of his passes and led his team to a 7-2 record.
"Paul had some nice offers from schools like Utah, Utah State, Kansas, Cal and some other Pac 10 schools," his coach said. "The reason he liked BC was because of their quarterback situation and the education level. He's very excited about it."
Peterson has a 3.3 GPA and scored an 1,100 on his SAT. He's taking six courses this semester to allow for enrollment at BC in August.
"He's a different kind of quarterback than they're used to," Kilts said. "He's very quick and gets things done with his feet if he has to. He's a pocket quarterback first and is very accurate in our West Coast offense, but he can also escape from trouble. He was only sacked eight times this season in nearly 400 passing attempts."
Peterson has three years to play two at BC. He played his freshman year at Snow and then went on a two-year mission before returning to play this past season. He's 22-years old.