Peterson Leaves Impressed

Seagoville (Texas) tight end Andrew Peterson raves Monday morning about his official visit to Arkansas this past weekend and it seems that has the Razorbacks in great shape to land him - possibly as early as Thursday night when Bobby Petrino has an home visit with him.

As expected, Arkansas left quite an impression on Seagoville (Texas) tight end Andrew Peterson on his official visit this past weekend and that has the program in great shape to land him possibly as early as this week.

Peterson (6-8, 250) said Monday morning that he left Fayetteville enthralled with what he had to see of Arkansas head coach Bobby Petrino's program.

"Like I told Coach Petrino before I left, I loved everything about Arkansas," Peterson said. "I love the great facilities that they have, not just the athletic ones, but the academic ones as well. I am going to major nursing and sports medicine and they are just about to build a new building close to the stadium that will focus on what I want to do."

Peterson is a talented tight end that went underpublicized until he got noticed by a high school recruiting writer who put together a highlight tape that got sent out by his coach and got him 10 offers almost immediately.

Arkansas, Texas A&M and Utah – three schools that he has now taken official visits to – were among those as were Nebraska and Oregon, two places he has decided not to visit now.

"I could take one more visit, but Oregon is too far away from home and I am ready to get this process over with," Peterson said. "It really is between Arkansas and Utah now because when I went down to Texas A&M – and I guess I am still considering them – but they didn't have what I needed in terms of nursing and sports medicine."

Ending the process could very well happen Thursday night when Petrino visits Peterson for a home visit.

"It is definitely a possibility," Peterson said. "There are just so many things I love about Arkansas."

One of those is how they throw the ball to the tight ends so much as Arkansas did with departing senior D.J. Williams and others this season.

"Our offense was pretty much run all the time and I got eight passes this season for 166 yards and 3 touchdowns," Peterson said. "I think about coming to Arkansas and catching 50 passes and what all I could done with 50 passes coming my way."

Arkansas sees him as a tight end, not an offensive tackle. That is something important to Peterson.

"I am not looking to be a tackle," Peterson said. "I want to be a tight end and that's how Arkansas and the others see me. That is where my future is and they are excited about what I can get accomplished there just as I am."

Peterson did note that he will have surgery on Thursday for a torn ACL leaving Razorback basketball signee DeVonta Abron to handle things for Seagoville inside from this point on.

"I messed up by knee during the season and I tried to go ahead and play basketball and hurt it again," Peterson said. "So DeVonta is going to have to handle it by himself inside and he will. I expect them to at least get into the third round of the state playoffs.

"I am supposed to have the surgery on the 20th and they told me that I should be close to 100 percent by June and already to go and practice in August at the school I sign with," Peterson said. "I'll be ready to get after it."

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