Ohio defensive back favors Wisconsin

Youngstown (Ohio) Ursuline defensive back Dale Peterman held five offers heading into his senior season. The 5-11, 155-pound has added one more this fall and expects additional offers to come his way after schools see his academic progress so far this year.
"A lot of schools who I didn't get offers from before are just waiting on my grades and waiting on this ACT I just took to see what my score was," Peterman said. "I think I did pretty good and after I get my ACT score I think I'll see a couple more schools offer me.
"I just talked to the coach from Vanderbilt and I've been looking at them. Penn State, I was up there for the Illinois game and that atmosphere was real nice. I'd love to go to Penn State."
Heading into the fall, Peterman held offers from South Carolina, Akron, Western Michigan, Ohio and Bowling Green. He added one from Wisconsin after his senior season got underway and currently has the Badgers at the top of his list.
"Wisconsin (offered) about a month and a half ago," Peterman reported. "I went up there in the summer and Coach (Joe) Rudolph showed us the campus and gave us a tour. I think they have one of the nicest campuses that I've seen so far. He tells me I can fit in right now with their defense.
"I'm looking forward to taking an official visit to Wisconsin sometime in the next month or so. I am probably going to take an official visit down (to South Carolina) too because I know it is nice. Probably every other week they give me a call, leave me a voice mail or write me an email."
Peterman has helped lead his Youngstown Urusline team to an undefeated season. They kept up their winning ways this past weekend with a 35-7 victory over Gilmour Academy.
"I had a couple big punt returns," Peterman reported. "(Lou Cangolosi), he's supposed to be a real good receiver and he only had a couple catches on me for a couple yards. He was averaging seven catches a game and I think I did a pretty good job on him. I was man-to-man all game and he couldn't get free."
On the season, Peterman has 40 tackles and three interceptions. He has also scored touchdowns four different ways. He has three punt returns for touchdowns, two interceptions for touchdowns, three receiving touchdowns and a fumble recovery for a touchdown.