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Miami latest to offer top Texas back

The battle for one of the nation’s top running back prospects has just gotten a little more interesting.
Many people thought the battle to land Palestine, Texas, running back Adrian Peterson was an all Big 12 battle, but that’s not necessarily the case anymore.
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“I got offered my Miami (Wednesday),” Peterson, who is 6-foot-2 and 205-pouds said.
“I was planning on visiting them for sure, but Miami is definitely a player now. They’re right up there with the Big 12 teams.”
Peterson already had scholarship offers from Texas A&M, Texas, Oklahoma, TCU and LSU. The past few months he’s listed Texas, Texas A&M and Oklahoma as his top teams, but he said with the Miami offer and another recent one from Nebraska that he’s going to have to take his time and think about things even more.
“I'm just trying to take it all in right now and then pick the right schools to visit before making a decision,” he said.
“I plan to take all five of my official visits before making a choice."
As a junior, Peterson ran for 2,051 yards and 22 touchdowns while earning all-state honors and being named his district’s most valuable player.
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