LA MIRADA, Calif. - When Bryan Peters landed in North Carolina for a recent trip to visit with the Tar Heels, Duke and NC State, the 6-foot-5, 305-pound offensive lineman noticed he had a missed call from his coach Mike Moschetti.
So Peters called Moschetti right away to learn some unexpectedly good news: Florida State had offered him a scholarship.
Out of the schools that have offered, Peters said the Seminoles stand out the most because of their tradition but mainly because he likes the style of offensive line coach Rick Trickett.
"I like that he's an old-fashioned, hard-nosed coach and that's how I'm coached now," Peters said. "All of my coaches, if you do something wrong they're going to get in your face, they're going to challenge you to fix it. I like that. That's how I've been coached in high school and that's how I want to be coached in college."
Moschetti said: "I was surprised but after talking to coach Trickett, they're hurting for offensive linemen. They're going to sign seven guys he said. (Peters) is really high on Florida State. Coach Trickett and our offensive line coach are a lot alike. He loves Trickett's hard-nosed mentality. He loves everything about coach Trickett."
Colorado State, Hawaii, Nevada, New Mexico and Wyoming have also offered Peters, not an incredibly impressive offer list but according to Moschetti things could change pretty soon. A lot of big-timers have been in close contact and it might only be a matter of time until Peters receives a lot more offers.
Georgia Tech and Michigan have dramatically increased interest and other new schools include Notre Dame, UCLA, Cal, Boston College, Nebraska, Maryland, Mississippi State and Kansas State. North Carolina, Duke and NC State are also new additions.
"Bryan is a kid who's only played two years of football and from the end of the season until now he's a totally different person," Moschetti said. "If you watch him on film, the only thing he needs to work on is strength and run blocking, just getting off the ball and that comes with getting stronger.
"What he's done these last six months is unbelievable in the weight room. His senior year he's going to dominate. He's a guy with a 4.0 (grade-point average), he has unbelievable feet, he knows fronts, he knows who he's going to block.
"(Offensive line) coach (Steve) Marshall at Cal says he has really loose hips. I'm not an offensive line coach but they look for loose hips and good bend and he's a guy where the sky's the limit."
Peters is now trying to figure out his summer camp schedule. He still expects to attend UCLA's linemen camp and hopes the Bruins continue to recruit him.
There is also serious thought about making a trip to Notre Dame's camp if the Irish stay interested. The La Mirada standout is under no pressure to make a commitment anytime soon and since so many new programs are involved he will probably wait it out for a while longer.
"There is no timeframe for when I'm going to make my decision," Peters said. "I'm just taking it all in right now. No real favorites but out of the offers (Florida State leads.)"
Moschetti said: "Bryan is a guy who doesn't have a lot of big-time offers yet but everybody is on him. It's going to come. It's going to happen."