Junior Corey Peters makes visit to UofL

Central High School's Corey Peters is only a junior, but the lineman is poised to receive similar attention that teammate James McKinney has received.

When you are 6-foot-3, 273-pounds and run a sub 5.0 forty, you can expect to receive some attention from a number of colleges. Central High School junior Corey Peters has such a description, but he also has impressive strength and agility, which can often be seen when he is chasing down opposing runners.

Peters, along with teammate James McKinney, as well as Ken Duvall, Rico Neal, Xavier Braxton and a host of others have the Yellowjackets into the second round of the Class AAA state playoffs and will face Bullitt East on Friday night.

"We have a pretty good team," said Peters. "We should keep winning, but we have to do it on the field."

A strong finish to his junior season will only boost his stock as he is already looked upon as one of the top junior prospects in the Bluegrass State. Kentucky however, isn't Peters original home.

"I'm originally from Mississippi," Peters explained. "I moved here in the 8th grade."

Because he wasn't raised in Kentucky, Peters didn't grow up a Louisville or Kentucky fan.

"That's still all new to me. I hadn't been to a Louisville game before this year and now I've been to three of them."

During his unofficial visits to the U of L games, Peters quickly discovered some of the great things about being an area high school standout and the recruiting process.

"I walk around with James [McKinney] at the games and everyone says his name," said Peters. "I want to have some of that...I'd like to hear people say my name."

A number of programs, such as Louisville, Marshall and Kentucky, which has extended a scholarship offer, have already taken notice of his abilities. And while it is still unknown if he'll play along the defensive or offensive line, one thing is certain, Corey Peters will yet another highly sought after prospect from the River City.

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