Snow College in Ephraim, Utah has another impressive quarterback coming out their program in Paul Peterson (6-0, 190, 4.6). Peterson reminds the Snow staff of another standout from Snow, Josh Huepel.
Oklahoma Sooners are very familiar with Huepel as he led OU to a national championship a couple of years ago. Peterson has the same intangibles that Huepel has.
“Paul is very similar to Josh Huepel,” Snow head coach Jeff Kilts said. “Like Huepel, Peterson throws the ball to the right person and makes the right reads Paul was a gray shirt at Snow when Josh was a sophomore.”
“Actually Peterson has a stronger arm than Huepel.”
“We can run the no huddle offense because Paul has such a great grasp of our offensive scheme,” Kilts said. “Paul is an older and mature player.”
Peterson has been a two-year starter for Snow after returning from a LDS mission. He is hitting on 60% of his passes hitting on 169 out of 271 attempts. Peterson has thrown for 1,984 yards and 23 touchdowns so far his sophomore season. Another thing to like about Peterson is he will throw the ball away to avoid the sack. He has only been sacked four times this season.
Peterson is being recruited by the Kansas Jayhawks. What makes this so interesting is that Kansas head coach Mark Mangino was in charge of recruiting and was offensive coordinator for the Sooners when Huepel was at OU.
Colorado is another school that has shown interest. Northern Illinois, Bucknell, University of South Florida and Central Florida are also interested in the services of Peterson.
Another player from Snow College to keep an eye on is Peterson’s go to guy wide receiver/special teams player A.J. Smith (6-0, 185, 4.5).
Smith has latched onto 49 receptions for 687 yards and four touchdowns. He is now being double teamed after picking up 30 catches in his first three games.
The scouting report on Smith is very tough and dependable. He makes the tough catch routine and runs impeccable routes.
Smith is getting recruiting action from Indiana, Central Florida and NC State.