"My favorites are LSU, Georgia Tech,
Jason Peters' first official visit is scheduled for Georgia Tech this upcoming weekend, he said, but he will hold off on the rest until after the New Year in order to concentrate on finals.
Why did Peters decide on the seven schools on his list?
Notre Dame- "They are one of the top schools in the country, both athletically and academically."
Nebraska- "They have a strong program, and great tradition."
LSU- "It's a great school with a great football program that competes on the highest level, and its somewhere I could get a good education."
"Really, all those schools stand out for the same reason," explained Peters. "They all stress academics, and make sure players get an education there. That is what is most important for me, because there is more to life than football."
While he makes it a point to excel
in the classroom, Peters has gotten attention from coaches for his performance
on the field, earning district MVP honors the past two seasons and being named
In the weight room, he claims a
315 pound bench press, a 430 lb. squat, and a vertical jump of 31 inches. His
combination of strength and mobility has made Peters a popular prospect for
several coaching staffs, including at
LSU offensive coordinator Jimbo Fisher has been in charge of recruiting Peters for the Tigers, and last met with him at Peters' house last week. Head coach Les Miles was there as well.
"It's been good talking to the coaches," Peters said. "I've talked to coach Miles on several occasions. He's a great coach, and seems like a great person."
Though his officials are
undecided, Peters made several unofficial visits to schools this summer,
including Georgia Tech,
"They have everything I could want at LSU," he said, "But I want to make sure to give every school an equal opportunity. I want to make sure I do what is best for me down the road."
Peters said that he expects to make a commitment early next year as soon as he has taken all of his official visits.
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