Garry Peters got some big news a few days ago. This rising senior from Conyers (Ga.) Heritage High School, plays on both sides of the ball at quarterback and in the secondary. Just about every school out there is recruiting him as a cornerback. But he just received his first offer from one Big East school that likes him as a quarterback.
"South Florida has offered me as a quarterback," Peters said. "I have been speaking with them a lot and then send lots of mail. They are the first team to recruit me as QB. That feels good. Everyone thinks I am not good enough to play quarterback in college. I am glad that there is someone out there believes in me as a QB. I don't know too much about them but they tell me they are near some beaches and they have some great scenery."
Another school that has offered Peters recently is Mississippi State. The Bulldogs are another team that Peters needs to do some research on.
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"That was a surprise offer to me simply because I have not spoken with them at all. I mean not once. So I wasn't expecting that. But they sent it and they want me to play cornerback. I don't know much about them but they do play in the SEC and that's where it's at."
Speaking of the SEC West, Peters will make his first trip to Tuscaloosa this weekend to check out the Alabama. He's very excited about this visit.
"It's my first time going and I hope there's alot of people there. I hope to meet the coaches and players and check out their defensive backs. I mean I will really watch them and how they go after the wide receivers. I like coach (Nick) Saban. He seems like one of the few coaches that is very genuine with me about my future and what position (cornerback) I should be playing there. That feels good to hear that from him."
At this time Peters says he's open but that should change very soon.
"I have seen Georgia, Florida, Clemson and South Carolina. I will go check out Tennessee and Auburn for sure. There may be some others schools as well. Right now I am still wide open but I know I need to narrow things down. I would like to make a commitment by the end of the summer."