Dallas (Texas) Seagoville tight end Andrew Peterson saw his stock skyrocket after the season ended when his film started making the rounds among college coaches. In the span of 72 hours, the 6-foot-5, 250-pound standout received close to 20 offers.
Seagoville head coach Andy Gutierrez has been a bit taken back by all the attention his star player has received. He has received calls and visits on a seemingly never ending basis. With signing day fast approaching, though, Peterson's recruitment will be over soon. As of now, he has one more official visit planned.
"He's taken visits to (Texas) A&M, Utah and Arkansas," Gutierrez said of Peterson. "He's supposed to go to Miami this weekend.
"As far as I know, he is still (going to Miami). The head coach at Arkansas, (Bobby) Petrino, came in a while ago and he was made aware of that so I'm guessing he's still going."
According to Gutierrez, the Arkansas staff was a bit taken aback by news of the trip.
"I think they kind of figured that Andrew is leaning towards them more than anybody else," he said. "It kind of shocked them when they found out that Andrew was visiting Miami."
With national signing day exactly a week away, Gutierrez expects Peterson to have a decision made soon.
"I would be by the time he comes back this weekend," he said as to a commitment timetable. "He should know where he is going by then."
Right now, though, it appears as though all the schools are on a relatively even playing field.
"He hasn't really said anything as far as schools standing out," Gutierrez said. "He hasn't mentioned one school more than anyone else. He's not leaning towards anyone more than anyone else that I know of."
Playing in a very run-heavy offense in 2010, Peterson caught eight passes for 220 yards and three scores. There has been speculation that he could move to offensive tackle or defensive end at the next level but he is adamant that he plays tight end.