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Peters says hes solid to Vols

OXFORD, Miss., -- Three-star outside linebacker Otha Peters committed to Tennessee on Thursday. Two days later, the 6-foot-1, 221-pounder camped at Ole Miss.
Naturally, the obvious question is this: Should the Volunteers be concerned?
Asked Saturday if he was still firm to Tennessee, Peters replied, "Yes sir … I like everything about Tennessee really -- the fans, the coaches, the players. I'm 100 percent committed."
According to Peters, who listed Tennessee as his leader for weeks before finally pulling the trigger, he had been planning to attend camp in Oxford for some time with some of his teammates and didn't want to go back on his word. During the camp, the chiseled Peters enjoyed himself and afterward seemed satisfied with his effort.
"I had a good time," Peters said. "There were a lot of good players out there."
More than once during the camp, Ole Miss coaches pulled Peters aside to chat.
"They're telling me regardless [of his commitment to the Vols] they're going to still recruit me as hard as they can, until I tell them not to recruit me no more."
That hasn't happened yet, he said.
In addition to Ole Miss, Peters said Nebraska also continues to recruit him and remains somewhat in the picture. His interest in LSU, which has not offered but has shown interest, has fallen off. This fall, Peters plans to attend games at both Tennessee and Ole Miss.
Pulling Peters away from the Vols won't be easy.
"The only way I could see myself not going there is if something happens and they don't have room for me," Peters said. "I have a great relationship with the coaches. I talk to them pretty much every day. They're always wanting to see how I'm doing."
Keith Niebuhr can be reached at kneebs01@aol.com. You can follow him on Twitter @KeithRIVALS.
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