Peters Taking Time with Recruitment

Brandon Peters holds three FBS scholarship offers, two from Big Ten schools. While thankful for the opportunities, the 2016 Indiana quarterback is taking his time with his recruitment. Peters spoke with about his process, what schools he's hearing from and when he might like to choose a college.

AVON, Ind. - Whether throwing a touchdown or an incompletion, Brandon Peters carries himself the same. The Class of 2016 quarterback plays with controlled emotion.

"I'm just a laid back person," Peters said.

The relaxed disposition serves him well.

"It keeps me under control, really. I don't get out of my mind," Peters said.

Peters showed resiliency here Friday night when he tossed an early interception against No. 6 Fishers (IN). The Avon signal caller shook it off and led No. 14 Avon to a 36-26 win.

The 6-foot-5, 190-pound Peters threw for 190 yards and four touchdowns. The junior also led his team in rushing with 75 yards on eight carries. After a 7-7 first quarter, the Orioles put up 22 second-period points.

"We just stayed composed. Our game plan, we just stuck to it and made our plays and took the big plays that were there," Peters said.

Peters delivered in that area. He tossed a 37-yard touchdown pass and set up a five-yard scoring toss with a 55-yard run.

Peters attracted colleges as a sophomore starter a year ago. Indiana, Iowa and Virginia Tech have offered scholarships. He unofficially visited Purdue on Saturday for its game against the Hawkeyes.

"For me, (the recruiting process) kind of started late. So, I'm thinking about next summer, somewhere in that area; the end of summer (for a commitment)," he said.

In addition to the trio of offers, two other Big Ten schools are showing interest in Peters.

"I've been getting some hand-written letters from Penn State. I think I'm going down there soon for a visit. On Twitter, I've been talking to Michigan State," he said.

Iowa played host to Peters on Sept. 13 when it played Iowa State. The Cyclones escaped Kinnick Stadium with a 20-17 win but the environment was electric.

"After going to Iowa, I really liked it a lot. The atmosphere was cool. I wish they would have pulled out the win but I like it a lot. I need to stay in touch with the coaches and get my relationship up with them," he said.

Peters is interested in checking out the game-day scenes at the schools he's considering. He said a trip to Virginia Tech is coming up soon.

"It's really important for me to see how the fans treasure their football team and how big it is to them," he said.

Peters is familiar with Indiana. His town is located less than an hour away from Bloomington.

The Hoosiers have been showing improvement, including a win at Missouri this season.

"I've been keeping in touch with them. I like Coach (Kevin) Johns. If they keep it up, hey, it's not a bad school," Peters said.

A good relationship with a school's offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach ranks high on Peters' list of requirements in a college.

"Really, I'm just looking for a good coach that can help me progress and get to the next level," he said.

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