Peterson Shows His Versatility

El Dorado HS TE Trevor Peterson (Placerville, CA) has found himself playing all over the field this season due to injuries to some teammates. In fact, this weekend he'll line up at a position that might surprise some. Peterson, who officially visited Boise State in September for the Bowling Green game, spoke to about the very different direction his Senior season has taken...

El Dorado HS TE Trevor Peterson (Placerville, CA) visited Boise in September and he came away impressed. "I really liked the visit," he said. "I'm still 100% committed."

Peterson (6'4, 220) and his family flew to Boise on Saturday morning. "We flew up on Saturday," he said. "We got there about an hour or two before the game and mingled on the sidelines before warmups. We had breakfast with the commits and toured Boise. We left on Sunday." Trevor enjoyed the gameday atmosphere as well. "The gameday atmosphere was great," he said.

Peterson is keeping in close contact with the coaches as well. "I talk to the coaches about once a week," he said. "I talk to Coach Strausser and Coach Choate the most," he added.

Trevor has been keeping a close eye on the Broncos so far this season. "I watched the San Jose State game," he said. "They played really well. The offense was fun to watch. I was impressed with Kellen and how composed he was."

Injuries have plagued El Dorado so far this season. Peterson has found himself moving all over the field because of this. "Our record is 4-3," he said. "We lost to Colfax on Friday."

Trevor will have to gear up this week as he'll find himself under center when El Dorado takes on Whitney HS. "I'm playing QB this week," he said. "Our QB took a hard hit last week and separated his shoulder."

El Dorado will keep the offense simple this week. "We'll mostly be running a direct snap offense," he said. "I'm prepared. I played a bit (at the QB position) my sophomore year," he added.

What do the Bronco coaches think of Peterson having to play QB? "The coaches laughed when I told them I was playing QB," he said. "They said they don't mind."

Whitney will be a tough opponent this week. "They are 7-0," he said. However, there is a reason for optimism. "We beat Whitney the past two years," he said. "Our defense will have to step up. They lead the section in rushing," he added.

Peterson plans to work as hard as he can before heading to Boise in the summer. "I'm going to do a lot of lifting," he said. "Get ready and be in shape for the summer. Coach Strausser emphasized that. I've just got to be sharp," he added.

The versatility that Trevor is displaying will make him an excellent fit in the Boise State offense. The Bronco offense thrives on having TEs that can stretch the field and make plays in space. Peterson certainly fits that mold.

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