LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. - Tempe (Ariz.) Corona Del Sol five-star offensive tackle Andrus Peat is considered one of the nation's top offensive tackles. He is hoping to prove that this week at the Under Armour All-America Game.
"It is great to just compete against the best of the best," Peat said. "It really helps me to see how good I am against these guys."
The 6-foot-7, 305-pound offensive lineman has narrowed his choices to Florida State, Nebraska, Stanford, and USC. He talked about each of his finalists.
Florida State: "I really liked the coaches there when I was there last year. They are bringing in a lot of good recruits. I think I could fit in there well."
Nebraska: "I really liked it when I took my official there. I liked everything about it, the atmosphere, the fans, the coaches. It was just a great overall visit. Having (my brother) Todd (Peat) there that is just a plus on top of it."
Stanford: "The education there is second-to-none. The last three years they have won a lot of games and been successful. They have turned out a few good offensive linemen the past few years too."
USC: "Great tradition. They are on the West Coast, close to Arizona. Plus, I think they are going to be really good next year. Their left tackle (Matt Kalil) went to the (NFL) Draft, so it will be a chance to come in and compete."
Nebraska may have an upper-hand due to Peat's older brother, defensive tackle Todd Peat, already calling Lincoln home.
"I think it plays a factor just because I can get his honest opinion on the coaches and everything," Peat said. "I know he is telling the truth. Whereas I could ask people at other schools and I wouldn't know if they were telling the truth."
Peat has already taken official visits to Nebraska and Stanford. He will take visits to his other two finalists over the next month.
"I am going to visit USC and Florida State, but I am not sure of the exact dates," Peat said.
Entering those final two visits, the top player in Arizona says he isn't ready to name a leader.
"They are still pretty even," Peat said. "After I take these next two visits I will have a better idea of which schools I am really liking."
Peat indicated that his decision will likely come on National Signing Day.