The buzz on Huber Heights (Ohio) Wayne two-way lineman Lovell Peterson started during his sophomore year and continued throughout his junior campaign, but with National Signing Day less than three months away, the 6-foot-3, 280-pound Peterson only has limited choices.
"I just took the ACT last Saturday, so I think colleges are still holding out on that," Peterson said. "I'm fine with where my grades are, it is just the ACT score I have to have. I think as soon as I become an NCAA qualifier a lot more offers will be coming in."
Schools like West Virginia and Ohio had extended early offers, but contact with both schools has fallen off in the last few months.
"I really haven't talked to Ohio University at all," Peterson said. "I talked to West Virginia before the season started, and I have to get back in contact with them because they were talking about coming down there for a visit."
Illinois had been in contact with Peterson early in the process as well, and the two parties crossed paths again recently.
"They came down to talk to my head football coach and I ran into them as I was walking to his office," Peterson said.
The only college game Peterson attended this fall was Ohio State's overtime thriller with Purdue. He has not scheduled any other trips, but could start looking into a visit with Western Kentucky.
"I have been in contact with Western Kentucky, talking about doing track and football there," Peterson said.
Peterson started on both the offensive and defensive lines for Huber Heights Wayne this season, collecting 60 tackles on defense. He has been invited to play in the Offense-Defense All-American Game in Houston, Tex.