The recruiting process is in full swing in Bassfield, Miss. Twin standouts Calvin and Alvin Moore are committed to Ole Miss, Cornell Armstrong and Curtis Mikell are headed down the road to Southern Miss, and Kameron Williams is also attracting Division I interest.
Recruiting has also reached into the 2015 class with safety/wide receiver prospect Jamal Peters catching the attention of college coaches. The 6-foot-3, 200-pound standout already he has received offers from LSU, Florida State, Ole Miss, and Mississippi State and several other BCS programs are also showing interest.
It is early and Peters is in no hurry. Right now he is enjoying it all.
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"It excites me but then again I don't want to get the big head. I try to stay humble but it excites me when I get the big offers," Peters said. "Like around here Mississippi State and Ole Miss are good, but I just stay humble and don't worry about recruiting."
This summer, the standout prospect attended camps at Mississippi State and Ole Miss. He was able to meet coaches and more importantly show them what he could do. It is safe to say impressions were made on both ends.
"It was my first time ever working out in front of college coaches and I had a fun time," Peters said of the Ole Miss camp. "Then I was just competing and trying to show them I can play ball and compete with anybody. I had some friends and teammates who came down there with me and they were pushing me and so I just did what I had to do and show them I could play.
"I liked it out there. They said I liked to compete a lot," Peters said of Mississippi State. "Like the receiver coach, coach Billy Gonzalez, he said he liked my size and the way I carry myself."
Each of the schools who have offered have let him know he could have the opportunity to play on either side of the ball, but Peters admits he does have his favorite spot on the field.
"I love it. I like safety best, I like to hit," Peters said. "At safety I like to hit and cover people and get interceptions. At receiver I like to catch the ball, show my speed, and catch touchdowns."
At this point in time he does not have any visits scheduled for the fall, but he does have plans to check out a few campuses.
"After our games I'm supposed to go to Tennessee, Ole Miss, Mississippi State, Florida State, and LSU," Peters said.
In addition to his offers he is also receiving attention from Alabama, Auburn, Tennessee, Arkansas, and Southern Miss. He does not claim any favorites at this point in the process, and wants to get a closer look before making those kinds of decisions.
"Not really, I really don't have a favorite team," Peters said. "I go by the coaches and the team and the campus and stuff."