Peters knows Michigan

The University of Michigan recently signed three top recruits from the state of Kentucky. It appears the Wolverines aren't wasting any time maintaining a foothold in one particular school. Louisville Central High School, home of James McKinney, is also home to defensive lineman <b>Cory Peters</b>, who may be the top talent in the Bluegrass State this year. <br><br> GoBlueWolverine Magazine spoke with Peters on Wednesday: does he have a Michigan offer, and who is tops on his list?

Central High School in Louisville, Ky., is very familiar to Michigan recruiting fans. It is the home of Michigan signee James McKinney, who committed to Michigan very early in his recruiting a year ago, only to de-commit at the behest of family, and finally signing with the Wolverines on Feb. 2.

Central is also home to another defensive star, who some say is the best talent in the state this year, Lineman Corey Peters.

Peters plays on both sides of the ball, but prefers defense. "I'll play wherever they want me," he told us. "But I like defense because I like to hear my name on the (loudspeaker) during games!"

At the moment, Peters lists only Kentucky as having extended a formal offer. "They offered me after their camp last summer," he said. "Michigan, Clemson, Nebraska and Louisville are some of the other schools showing interest. Michigan was down here a couple weeks ago, and Louisville was here about the same time." Corey didn't name a favorite.

The 6-foot-3, 275-pound Peters said he is getting advice from his friend and teammate. "You know how that goes," he said, laughing. "James already has me going to Michigan!"

Peters said he would try to make as many summer camps as he can, but he has two he is certain to attend. "I'll be at the Michigan and Ohio State camps," he said. "I'll also be going to an OSU Junior Day; I'm not sure about any others. As for spring combines, I just received a Nike Camp application today, so I haven't decided which ones I'll go to yet."

Peters reports a bench press of 290-pounds and a squat of over 400-pounds. He also reports a grade-point-average of 3.2 and has an 18 on the ACT. He said he would like to major in political science or history.

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