Adrian Peterson, the nation’s No. 1 player, saw his senior season come to an end last week in what was a shocking defeat by Hallsville. Despite Peterson’s 241 yards, Peterson wasn’t able to lead Palestine, Texas, to a victory as Hallsville won 20-19. Now that his senior season is over, Peterson has turned his attention even more toward recruiting.
So the big question: Has much changed? Do the Oklahoma Sooners still lead?
“Yes,” Peterson, who is 6-foot-2 and 210 pounds, said. “I talk to coach Stoops a lot and he’s really cool and laid back. We have great talks about everything. We talk about football, about life and about all of the things that I’m concerned about.
“He tells me I could come in there and be their feature back and do really well early.”
Peterson has already visited Arkansas and UCLA and is set to visit USC this weekend, Oklahoma on December 12 and Miami on December 19. The other big question now is who is behind Oklahoma.
USC was the surprise answer.
“I don’t know a whole lot about them, but I like how they run the ball and use all of their running backs,” he said. “They’re not afraid of playing the best player, even if he’s a true freshman.”
Peterson said he’s hoping to see USC and Oklahoma battle in the national championship game.
“That would be a really good game,” he said. “I could really see both teams winning the game because they have so many weapons on offense.”