Pedersen Gaining Interest

Lone Peak High School's Tannon Pedersen has been hearing more and more from mostly regional schools as he gets set to start his third straight season at the quarterback position. The interest in Pedersen has been mostly regional thus far, but recently he received some inquiries from a school that could hardly be considered as regional.

Tannon Pedersen is a 6-foot-3-inch, 185-pound quarterback prospect from Lone Peak High School, which is about 20 miles north of Provo. Pedersen is set to enter his senior season as his team's primary signal-caller after throwing 15 touchdowns and for more than 1,700 yards last season.

Pedersen could be described as a classic drop-back quarterback with above-average mobility, which aides him in moving in and out of the pocket well. While Pedersen has been hearing plenty from regional schools such as BYU, Utah, Utah State and Wyoming, he received inquires a few weeks ago from an unlikely suitor.

"I was contacted by Louisville," said Pedersen. "They said that they saw my film and were really impressed. They liked me and they're trying to get me out to one of their Junior Days or to camp."

Pedersen states that most of his early interest has come by way of BYU and Wyoming.

"I have a lot of contact with Coach Doman," said Pedersen regarding his BYU contact. "Most of it is through email right now and he's telling me that I'm their number three quarterback on the board right now behind Jake Heaps and Dallas Lloyd."

Pedersen is a fan of BYU but also expresses a lot of interest in Utah and the other schools recruiting him.

"I really like Utah's program and how they play," mentioned Pedersen. "I was contacted by Jay Hill and he says they really like how I play and how I look on film."

As with most recruits at this stage Pedersen is hopeful to receive offers by the time summer camps roll around. He is going to make the rounds this summer, visiting several different camps .

"I'm going to attend Wyoming's Junior Day on May 31st," said Pedersen. "I'm also going to attend BYU's Junior Day soon after that and Utah's football camp. I really want to go to Louisville's Junior Day, but I doubt I'll be able to make it down there even though they've told me they'd really like me to make the trip. I just don't think we'll be able to with all the time and money it costs to get down there."

A summer ago Pedersen attended BYU's and UNLV's camps while also participating in the All-Poly Camp held at Bountiful High School. As for now, he is hoping to perform well at camps in hopes of future offers.

"I don't really have a favorite school or anything like that, I just want to get my first offer," explained Pedersen. "The schools that are recruiting me seem to be real close to offering, so we'll just wait to see who offers and then go from there."


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