Michigan Still In Mix For Andrus Peat

The Wolverines are in line along with every other major program for the five star offensive line prospect from Tempe (AZ). GoBlueWolverine caught up with the road grater to catch up on his view of the Maize and Blue, amongst other things.

Andrus Peat, the 6'6" 280 pound all star from the Grand Canyon State , has his recruiting story plastered over any site that covers recruiting. With offers from nearly every school one could imagine, Peat, Scout com's no 2 rated offensive tackle and five star prospect, is feeling the pressure of being so sought after.

"I have a lot of offers, so of course it's going to be really hectic with coaches sending mail and emailing me and wanting me to call them," Peat told GoBlueWolverine. "Lately it's been really crazy too with coaches coming by the school and everything. It's nice to have all the attention but it can be stressing at times so I just try to handle it the best I can."

The Michigan Wolverines, no stranger to going after such top prospects, threw their name into a hectic ring recently with an offer of their own.

"The offensive line coach hit me up on Facebook and we started talking and they saw my film and really liked me so I got the offer," Peat explained. "I know for the past few decades they've won a lot of games and have turned out a lot of offensive lineman, so that's really something important to me. There have been a lot of offensive lineman going to the NFL from there."

Peat has building a relationship with his position and recruiting coaches.

"I've talked to Coach Funk and Coach Ferrigno, and I think he's supposed to be coming to my school in the next couple week -- I'm not sure of the date though. I think it's good. They offered me maybe a month ago, and I've been talking to them on Facebook and calling them and trying to build a relationship and find out more about them."

In Peat's recruitment, everyone is still on the same page, though that won't be the case for much longer.

"Not as of right now (regarding a top list), but I'm thinking I'm going to narrow down my list to eight or ten in the next probably like three to four weeks, after we get done with our spring ball. At the start of summer, I'll have a list of that."

The Wolverines, however, should receive good news when that narrowed list comes out.

"Michigan will definitely be one of those schools. And I've recently been to USC and Florida State and I like those two schools. And Nebraska of course, my brother signed there this year, so I'm definitely considering them. There are a few other schools I'm liking as well."

The Cornhuskers, also the newest Big Ten member, may have his brother, class of 2011 defensive tackle Todd Peat, but that doesn't mean they have any inside track with the younger Peat.

"It's definitely a possible thing, playing with him. Just to get to fit in and having your brother there is nice, but I'm not going to base my decision just off of him being there. I want to take them and look at them as if he wasn't there."

When the time comes to finalize a contenders list, Peat will count on his father and heavy doses of research on each school.

"I'll probably just have my dad and I sit down and do research on the school. and researching the coaches and the location, and weighing all of the options. Just finding out more about the school to narrow it down, and then after that do another narrowing to maybe five."

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