Peterson Looks To The Future

El Dorado HS TE Trevor Peterson (Placerville, CA) became the seventh 2009 commitment for the Broncos back on June 30th. He has been preparing and eagerly awaiting his senior season as it starts in less than a month. He spoke with BroncoCountry.com about his commitment to the Broncos and his future at Boise State.

El Dorado HS TE Trevor Peterson (Placerville, CA) became the seventh 2009 commitment for the Broncos back on June 30th. "I'm completely committed," he said. "I'm 100%. Nothing will change my mind."

Peterson (6'3, 225, 4.7) is currently a three star prospect by Scout.com and the #35 TE prospect. He had plenty of options as well in terms of picking a school. "I also had offers from Utah, Harvard, UC Davis, and San Diego State," he said. He was also getting interest from Washington, Oregon, and Oregon State.

Peterson was recruited by Coach (Chris) Strausser and Coach (Jeff) Choate. "Coach Choate and Coach Strausser are real likeable guys," he said. "They are real down to earth."

The standout TE went up for a visit in early June and loved the campus. "Me and my family really liked the campus," he said. "Boise isn't too big and not too small either. I felt really good about Boise State after visiting," he added. Peterson was able to see every aspect of the Bronco football program. "We toured the facilities, campus, and locker room," he said. He happened to bump into Ian Johnson while in the locker room. "Ian told me just how great it is to be a Bronco," he said. "He's a great guy."

Peterson met with Coach Strausser and Coach Pete while on his unofficial visit. "My dad really liked Coach Pete," he said. "He was real easy to talk to."

Trevor left without an offer but he wouldn't have to wait long as he received an important email just a week later. "Coach Choate emailed me and asked me to call him," he said. "I did and he handed the phone to Coach Pete." You can certainly guess what happened next. "Coach Pete extended an offer to me and I was really excited," he said. What made Peterson feel comfortable is the fact that there was no pressure to accept the offer right away. "Coach Pete didn't want to pressure me at all," he said. "He just wanted me to consider their offer and only commit if I was 100% sure."

Peterson would make his decision in roughly two weeks. "I knew Boise State was the place for me," he said. "I just felt really comfortable there." He called Coach Petersen, Strausser, and Choate to let them know the good news. "I called all three coaches and told them I was ready to commit," he said. "I told them I was sure of it," he added.

Peterson's interest in Boise State all began while watching the unbelievable Fiesta Bowl victory. "That was fun to watch," he said. "My grandpa told me that Boise State would be a good fit for me while we were watching the game. We liked what they were doing with their TEs," he added. You could say that Trevor and his family became Broncos that night as they found themselves cheering when Boise State tied and won the game. "We had no idea the rest of my family was watching the game downstairs," he said. "The whole house started cheering and yelling when they tied the game and won it in overtime."

El Dorado HS starts their season in less than a month and Trevor has some goals in place. "I really want to make it to the playoffs this season," he said. That's certainly a goal within reach as El Dorado lost three games by a TD or less as they finished with a 4-6 record. "We could have made the playoffs had we won those games." Peterson has some personal goals as well. "I'll be playing RB this season," he said. "I want 1,500+ yards, 15+ TDs, and 500 yards receiving," he added.

Last season, Peterson had 56 catches for 964 yards and 10 TDs. He currently carries a 3.4 GPA to go along with a 1990 SAT score. BroncoCountry.com will have updates on Trevor Peterson throughout his senior season.

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