Peters: 'Great Experience' at The Opening

Michigan 2016 QB commit Brandon Peters reflects on his experience at Nike's The Opening and more.

BEAVERTON, Ore. – Competing against the nations best at Nike’s The Opening and Elite 11 last week, future Michigan quarterback Brandon Peters showcases his adaptability and most notably – progress – as he worked his way throughout the camp.

Peters, who committed to the Wolverines in April, struggled at the beginning of the week, however, ended on a high note throwing four touchdowns in his playoff exit. His strong performance in the end, further exemplified his ability to make reads on the field with accurate throws necessary to play QB at the college level.

“It went pretty well,” Peters said. “I made some big plays, made some bad plays, but I learned from my mistakes and built off of that. I got to know my players a little bit. I think it all went well and it was a great experience.”

Adding: “I think my accuracy and ball speed was pretty good. Really, I just need to work on picking up my footwork and my drop. Those were really the biggest things for me.”

Peters admitted once he figured out the offense, it became easier on the field. He ultimately won the quarterback job on his team, between tow other signal callers.

“I just got a lot more comfortable with it,” said Peters, a 2016 U-M commit. “Just going over all of the concepts and meeting the coaches really helped a lot. It showed out there.”

Peters would finish No. 10 in the final Elite 11 rankings.

Recruiting Hat

Sporting a Michigan hat his last day of the event, Peters admits he rarely had anytime to recruit any prospects to U-M’s class.

Peters said: “I was too busy to do too much. Nothing really, I’ve talked to (no one really), nothing much.

“I haven’t been recruiting that much. Our class is kind of filling up. They’ve given me a few guys. I’ve reached out to Brad Hawkins. I was talking to him a little bit, once he committed, nobody really. I’ve been talking to Devin Gil a little bit, but that’s about it.

“I am talking to Devin Bush a little bit. We’ve got him in our Michigan group message thing on twitter. I think he might be in there soon.”

Big Year Coming Up

Peters wants to finish his high school career on a strong note. He stars for Avon (Ind.) High, and has already taken that leadership role that comes with being a senior, and that starts with workouts starting this month.

“Just go back home and start getting the timing down with my receivers and that kind of stuff, working out, working on my conditioning,” Peters said. “Just try to perfect my game.

“We are really experienced receiver wise. We’ve got tight end that is pretty good, a receiver that that has been playing since sophomore year. Our defense, we’ve got some returning. So we’re looking pretty strong. Our only weak spot is that we need to work on is offensive line, kind of young. We’re just focused on week one and trying to get the season started right.”

At 6-foot-4, 209-pounds, Peters has the size you need at quarterback. That being said, he acknowledged his leadership is what will separate him this upcoming season.

“I’m a little more comfortable, a little more vocal. I feel more confident, I’m a senior now.”


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