Versatile offensive linemen, many times, are hard to come by that is why David Peterson (6-4, 270, 5.1) from Redlands (Calif.) Redlands East Valley (REV) is opening the eyes of Pac 10 recruiters and will likely open up the eyes of quite a few more once Peterson's highlight DVD hits the colleges.
"David can play anywhere on offensive line," REV coach Kurt Bruich said. "We play him at center because we pull him a lot and we can take advantage of athleticism and quickness."
"David has outstanding lateral movement and quickness," Bruich said. "That is something that everybody notices about him."
"David is a big strong kid, who will be able to carry as much weight as any college would want him to," Bruich said. "Right now, he's close to 270 and doesn't have an ounce of fat."
"David is the best offensive lineman we have ever had at REV," Bruich said. "He just dominates the opposition."
To give you an indication of the kind of statement Bruich made, he has sent three linemen to the D-I level over the past few seasons. Carl Wilson signed with Kansas, Lance Evbuomwan, originally signed with Arizona State, but had to go the JUCO route and ended up signing with UTEP earlier this month after a stint with Bakersfield CC and Brant Martinez who signed with UNLV.
On the recruiting trail, Peterson was at UCLA's junior day last Saturday. Other schools that have shown early recruiting interest are Arizona, Oregon and USC.
Peterson earned first-team all-league as a junior.