While others were barbecuing and lounging at the beach on Memorial Weekend, Huber Heights (Ohio) Wayne four-star lineman Lovell Peterson took part in the University of Kentucky's camp. He talked about his experience in Lexington earlier this week.
"I think it went alright, I just wished I would have gotten a little more time when we did one-on-ones, but overall I think it went well," Peterson said. "I was still a little out of shape when we did our 40 times and my pro-agility didn't turn out well, but I think I was still solid when it came to drills."
Peterson just came out of track season, where he qualified for the state meet in the discus. It took him some time getting acclimated to the football field again, but he did work out with both the offensive line and defensive line groups at Kentucky's camp.
"The o-line coach was the one I was talking to mainly," Peterson said. "They were really talking about what position and said they were only offering four o-linemen and taking just two d-linemen, so they were going to have me over at offense. They said they were going to keep on watching me and stay in touch."
Peterson did not go on the campus tour when he was in Lexington, but said he liked what he saw of the Kentucky campus. This weekend he plans to check out another college campus and partake in a summer camp.
"I know I will be at the Ohio State camp this weekend," Peterson said. "I feel like I know what I have to do to impress them. I am going to split it [between offensive line and defensive line]."
Following his appearance at Ohio State's camp, Peterson plans to travel to East Lansing to take part in Michigan State's camp.
"Michigan State has shown some interest," Peterson said. "They are looking at me for defensive line."
The 6-foot-3, 280-pound Peterson played offensive tackle for Wayne this past season, but feels he is best suited for the defensive tackle spot in college.