Punter/place-kicker Kyle Peterson (6-4, 190, 4.7) from West Covina (Calif.) South Hills has returned first official visit to UTEP. He has set another visit and now another school has the strong-legged punter on their radar.
"Kyle had a great trip," South Hills recruiting coordinator James Escarcega said. "It went as well as it could without committing."
"Kyle talked to me about how great the facilities were and how great the coaches are," Escarcega said. "He didn't have one negative thing to say about the visits."
"UTEP was the first school to offer," Escarcega said. "They will be in the running all the way. He was impressed by the commitment UTEP has made to football."
"Kyle is going to keep his options open and he will probably take his recruitment down to the wire," Escarcega said. "I don't expect him to make up his mind up anytime soon."
"There are a lot of things happening for Kyle right now," Escarcega said. "Duke recently offered and he will trip there next week or the week after."
"Fresno State is now showing a lot of interest in Kyle," Escarcega said. "Florida, Louisville, Fresno State and Wyoming are the new schools that are very interested."
USC, Washington, Washington State, Arizona State and Cal are also still in the hunt.
In an earlier interview with Escarcega, he had the following to say about Peterson.
"Kyle is doing great," Escarcega said. "He has 31 touchbacks and on kickoffs he is averaging 35 yards per punt."
"The reason why his average is lower than usual is he has done a lot of situational punting for us," Escarcega said. "He has been quite a weapon for us this year. That's one of the reasons that Kyle's recruitment is going so well."