Anytime a player like Moreno Valley (Calif.) Rancho Verde 2015 wide receiver Cedric Peterson commits to play for a college, the future coach can rest assured the prospect won’t be intimidated by competition.
“There are so many players that have come through here and everyone in practice wants to add to that legacy,” Peterson said. “So when we go out and beat teams 69-6 like we did last weekend, that is expected. I just try to do my part.”
It didn’t take long for the Arizona Wildcat coaching staff to notice and aggressively recruit Peterson and before long, Peterson was sold.
“For me it was the Arizona offense," Peterson said. "It doesn’t matter if you are big or small or fast or slow, coach will put you in position to make plays and when you are a receiver that is really the only thing you want to do.
"The fact that there are so many receivers that consistently make plays just goes to show you that if you’re good enough you’re going to get the catches. Arizona didn’t stop recruiting me after I committed. If anything, we talk more now.”
Peterson has been keeping close tabs on his future team.“Arizona has been doing really good," he said. "The amount of points they are putting up and the way the quarterback is putting up the numbers is great.
"Then I remember that he’s only a freshman, so he will throw the ball around there for quite a while. Each game has been a blast to watch and I can't wait to get there."