Clemson looking at Jacksonville QB

It wasn't all that long ago when the Clemson staff was at Bartram Trail High School for 2008 four-star quarterback Kyle Parker. Recruiting coordinator and wide receivers coach Jeff Scott back in Jacksonville, Fla. during the spring evaluation period and one his stops was by Bartram Trail to see a 2012 quarterback from the school.

QB Nathan Peterman Profile

The day that Scott stopped by Bartram Trail, South Florida was also by to see Nathan Peterman, who has yet to pick up any offers.

"It's just starting with all of the coaches at schools," Peterman recently told CUTigers," just various schools."

As one might guess, there's a connection with Parker.

"My brother blocked for him," Peterman said. "We know the family. It is kind of a thing that definitely makes it interesting with Clemson, because of that. That's definitely a factor."

He and some teammates have scheduled a trip to Tigertown this summer.

"We were planning on June 16."

"Me and some of my teammates are planning to go there and a couple of other camps, also," Peterman said.

The interest from Clemson picked up not long ago.

"They started in the winter. I've gotten some questionnaires from them and (Scott) came and visited," he said.

Peterman is planning on looking at several factors as he evaluates schools.

"I think my first priority would be the coaches—the coaching staff and if we get along, if they have the same values—a close relationship, being close on a wide-range," he said. "Probably the system too, if it would be a good fit for me too."

Scout.com recruiting analyst Mike Bakas assesses how Peterman checks out as a prospect.

"His coaches say he's a better pure passer than Kyle Parker, who played at Bartram Trail a few years ago. Peterman looks to be one of the state's premier QB prospects for 2012."

As a sophomore, Peterman threw for over 1,500 yards and seven touchdowns and rushed for nearly 400 yards and eight touchdowns.

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