Montgomery, Ala.--This week’s Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Football Game is an opportunity for the best of the best to compete against each other and for many it’s the last chance to suit up as a high school player before heading off to college.
Not playing in any of the national all-star games, Peters will hit the field on Saturday for the final time before he suits up for Auburn next season. Knowing the challenge he will face in practices all week and then on Saturday, he said it’s something he is enjoying.
“It’s really exciting,” Peters said. “It’s the closest thing I’ll get to college for a while so it’s going to be a challenge. It’s a chance to get out there and be really challenged for the first time since I started playing high school football for real. Playing with a few future teammates out here as well and I can’t wait.”
The Alabama all-star team's defense is loaded with future Auburn players with Peters joining Malcolm Askew, K.J. Britt and Tadarian Moultry on that side of the ball this week. He said it’s a great chance to continue to build a bond with them before they get to the Plains, something they had already started.
Making it a point to try to talk with each other every day, Peters said this group of 2017 commitments is strong.
“It should give us a great feel,” Peters said. “That’s what I the most excited for when I saw all those guys were here. It’s going to be just like a family and we’ll see how we play with each other.”
That is the kind of defensive play that he said the Tigers demonstrated this season on the field. Improving by leaps and bounds under Coach Kevin Steele’s leadership, Auburn showed a different attitude on defense and Peters said he loved every minute of it.
“It’s great just knowing that’s the program I’m going to step into,” he said. “I want to try to win a national championship with them. Knowing the defense is on the right track, they pretty much know what to do and how to do it, was very strong this year.”
Saying that he’ll likely take visits to Virginia Tech and Louisville in addition to the Tigers, Peters said he’s “all Auburn” and is still 100 percent committed to the Tigers. Peters and the rest of the all-stars will play at noon on Saturday at Cramton Bowl.