Blair Peterson Update

Colorado had been thinking hard about taking another quartback and Blair Peterson from San Antonio, Texas was an option the staff was looking at. CU had been in contact with Peterson's father while Blair was finishing up a two-year Mormon mission. He just returned home a couple of weeks ago and now his recruiting is really heating up.

Height: 6-3
Weight: 215
40 time: 4.7
Bench: 350
Squat: 350
Vertical: '30
From: San Antonio, Texas
High School: Churchill

A left-hander, Blair Peterson is noted for his very strong throwing arm and unlimited potential. As a senior, he totalled 14 touchdowns, 11 passing and three rushing. His passing totals included 116 of 215 passes completed for 1,425 yards in leading Churchill High School. Peterson was second in the MVP voting in the Southwest Texas all-star game. He is the son of Seattle Seahawks scout, John Peterson.

The signal caller just returned from serving a two year Mormon mission in Buenos Aires, Argentina. "I was on the outskirts of Buenos Aires in the ghetto," Peterson explained. "We were there helping people and I had a lot of experiences that I could not have had anywhere else. Everything to being robbed at gun point to hearing gun shots go off at night as I was falling asleep. There were a lot of good things, too. We helped a lot of people so that was a great feeling."

Peterson's father handled his recruitment while Blair was gone and Blair kept-up on his workouts. "I would work out everyday during my lunch break, throwing into a specialized net with 18-inch square targets I had made by a sports company down in Argentina. So i would use my lunch breaks to throw for 50 minutes a day and then would get up at 5 am every day to get my lifting and running work in from the put-together gym I made over the two years. I would do eight sets of 210 pounds on bench (cause that's all the weights I could afford) and then continue with the rest of my work out routine wich was for two hours every day, six days a week. Sundays were off days."

Now that Blair is back, his hard work and prestige from a couple years ago are lighting up his recruitment. "I just got back from an official trip to Indiana. I also have an official scheduled with Kansas State for November 11th. Other schools I am looking at are LSU, Oklahoma, Boston College, New Mexico, New Mexico State, and UTEP. I am taking a road trip to see New Mexico, New Mexico State and UTEP in the near future. Unfortunately, a lot of bigger schools told me they would have taken me earlier if they didn't fill up.

"Michigan was telling me they wanted me to come there and be there 10th NFL quarterback and Miami told me they were going to offer me but they got a quarterback the day before that was going to happen. Arkansas is still looking at me hard but they want to see what happens with Kodi Burns first. If he doesn't commit there they said they will offer me immediately."

Colorado was squarley in the mix, but not any longer. "I actually just eliminated them a few days ago. They told me they could not offer me an official visit so they wanted me to take an unofficial there. It didn't seem like if they were telling me that there interest was legit. They just got Nick Nelson and they already have Matt Ballenger. With those two, and Cody Hawkins, it just seems like that was too many QB's."

Peterson claims no favorites and has no time frame on the final decision.

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