Badovinac to Camp at MSU

The Chicago Catholic League is full of tough, hard running teams and Loyola Catholic has traditionally been one of those teams. But QB Peter Badovinac is the type of talented player who has dictated they become more of a passing team. As a result, Badovinac is hearing from several schools in the Midwest including the Michigan State Spartans.

"Yeah, the Chicago Catholic League is usually more of a smashmouth league," Peter Badovinac reported, "but we usually throw the ball 20-25 times a game and we might do even more than that this year."

Last season, Badovinac went 139 of 251 for 1893 yards, 15 touchdowns and nine interceptions. His size (6'2, 203), arm strength and now experience in the passing game have his coaches at Loyola Catholic ready to unleash an aerial assault and have Peter as one of the more highly recruited signal callers in Illinois.

"I'm hearing the most from Iowa, Indiana, Nebraska, Michigan State, Minnesota, Illinois, Northwestern, and Tennessee," he said, "I'm going to sit down this week with my parents and decide the schools that I'm most interested in and am going to one-day camp at."

Although that schedule has yet to be determined, one stop Badovinac already knows he'll be making is in East Lansing, a town he is becoming quite accustomed to.

" I came up there for their spring practice and I camped there last summer. I really like [Offensive line] Coach [Dan] Roushar, I talk to him very often, talked to him last night actually. He was at the Maine South combine and was very impressed. I'm going to sign up for 1-day camp with them soon."

Part of Badovinac's comfort with the new Spartan staff came during this past spring, when he was given a total access pass to Michigan State football.

" Coach Roushar and [quarterbacks coach] Coach [Dave] Warner let me sit in on a quarterback meeting. The big difference with the new staff seems to be that the coaches are so involved in the plays, the coaches are right in the middle of the action it seemed like. I really like how they had things running, I like the campus and the style of East Lansing."

Although he doesn't have any offers just yet, Badovinac is hoping his camp performances this summer will bring them his way. Then all he'll have to worry about is finding the best fit for him and slinging passes all over the Catholic League.

"Right now, I'm factoring a lot of the offense the schools run. I know anywhere I go, there will be good quarterbacks ahead of me. I'm just looking at the campus, school, style and how comfortable I'd be. I'm ready for anything, I'm excited to play for a school that has a good offense and is ready to put some points on the board."

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