Jason Peters is Focused on Winning

Jason Peters is a big-time defensive line prospect out of Catholic Jr High in Baton Rouge, La. Things are going well for the 6'3.5", 255-pound DE. His high school team is riding high at 5-0; he's excelling in the classroom and is being pursued by some of the biggest names in college football. As for college football, Jason is really looking forward to the slate of games coming up this weekend.

Jason Peters is a big-time defensive line prospect out of Catholic Junior High in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Things are going well for the 6'3.5", 255-pound defensive end. His high school team is riding high at 5-0; he's excelling in the classroom and is being pursued by some of the biggest names in college football. As for college football, Jason is really looking forward to the slate of games coming up this weekend.

Peters, who plays mostly defense, has shown up on offense a few times for his high school team this year as a tight end. His team is on a roll and is a favorite to go a long ways in the state championship though Peters and his teammates are staying focused. "I think all of the media would probably say that about us but right now we just try to focus on winning every game; taking it one game at a time," said Peters.

As far as what Jason can do in the classroom, there are no worries about him in regards to qualifying. He carried a 3.65 GPA over from his junior year. He's also determined to keep improving on his ACT score. "I've already taken the ACT," said Peters. "I made a 21 my first try but I'm taking it again in two weeks. I'm trying to get my scores up as high as I can." Jason is shooting for at least a 24 or 25 before being satisfied. He's not planning on taking the SAT as all of the teams recruiting him can accept him based on the ACT.

Turning to recruiting, there are five schools that are really getting most of the focus from Jason these days and all five are putting their best foot forward to win his services. "The schools that talk to me the most right now are Florida, Georgia Tech, LSU, Nebraska, and Stanford," said Peters. "Those are the ones I'm in contact with the most."

Peters is very focused on the season so don't look for a lot of recruiting or visit news coming out of him until you close the book on his high school career. "I plan on taking all of my visits after the season," said Peters. Despite possibly having time to take visits due to a couple of his games scheduled for Thursday nights, he said, "right now we're just focusing on school and high school football."

This is a big weekend for college football and two of Jason's finalists are actually squaring off against each other. It comes as no surprise that he'll be glued to the TV for that game. Of the games he's looking forward to one stands out. "The LSU-Florida game, most definitely," said Peters. "I've been really looking forward to that game. I think it will be a great game; a war between both teams. And I think it will be real exciting." Jason didn't bite on making a prediction on the winner of this contest. He also says he'll look for games from the other top schools recruiting him, "Of course Georgia Tech, Nebraska and also the Stanford game," said Peters.

Jason did see a game earlier this season when he took in the LSU-New Mexico State game. Peters said, "I really liked what I saw," in regards to the visit and the campus.

Obviously don't look for a commitment from Peters at least until the season is over. After that he'll know he's ready, "When I have a firm grasp on what I think is the best fit for myself," said Peters. Jason will look for the best mix between football program and school itself.

Jason was asked what kind of place he saw as a fit for his needs between football and school. "Football you can play anywhere", said Peters. "I do want to go to a place that takes pride in what they do and has winning goals and are focused on going out and winning championships. As far as academics it has to be a place where if I get a degree from there it will hold up wherever I go." In the classroom, Jason said he wants to major in, "Pharmacy, Pre-Med, or maybe even Bio-technology."

Finally, Peters commented on another school from his favorites list that he has already visited unofficially: Georgia Tech. "I think Tech is a great school with a great tradition," said Peters. "They're looking to take the program to the next level. And I think it would be a great place for me to go. They have everything I could want, everything I need. I really like the place. I got a chance to visit there over the summer." On the visit Jason said, "We just talked to some of the coaches, saw some of the academics at the school and I saw the campus and talked to some of the people around the campus."


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