Badovinac Seeing Plenty of Interest

Peter Badovinac is gearing up to improve upon his impressive junior season for Loyola Academy in Wilmette, Ill. Read about his recruiting this far in this premium recruiting update.

Peter Badovinac, a 6-2, 200 pound quarterback out of Loyola Academy in Wilmette, Ill. is starting to take junior day visits, starting with the Iowa Hawkeyes several weeks ago.

"I loved the campus," Badovinac said of the Iowa. "I love that it's less than 4 hours from where I live. The coaches were great. I had a great talk with Coach O'Keefe, I loved his energy.

"We got to eat lunch in Kinnick Stadium's press box. I was just thinking how sweet it would be to play in that stadium in front of a ton of people."

Badovinac completed 139 of 251 passes for nearly 1900 yards as a junior, with 14 touchdowns to 9 interceptions. His team lost in the first round of the playoffs to a rival, but his performance during the season has garnered him plenty of attention from Division I schools.

"I'm hearing from many of the Big Ten schools, and I'm planing on taking junior days visit to Nebraska, Michigan State, and the other Iowa one coming up in March," he said.

While he's still waiting for his first offer, Peter thinks there may be several just around the corner.

"I've been talking really closely with some coaches," he said. "Michigan State, Colorado, Northwestern. I'm hoping those are coming soon."

In a day where many high school quarterbacks are ready to tuck the ball and run, Badovinac chooses to keep the pass play alive, using his feet to buy time.

"My strength is pretty much that I'm a pocket passer," he said. "I do a good job feeling and avoiding the rush and making plays, even if i have to break containment a little bit."

Badovinac said he would like to make a decision before his season starts, but if he feels it would be better to wait, he will.

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