Brandon Peters entered his senior season with his sights set on taking his team and his individual game to a higher level. When the curtain fell on his prep career he’d accomplished both. The four-star signal caller piloted his team to a 10-3 record and its first regional championship in a decade. En route to doing so he threw for 3,103 yards, 37 touchdowns, and just five interceptions. That earned him the distinction of being named the Gatorade player of the year in the Hoosier State. Best of all, though, was the improvement of his most important intangible quality.
“I got better with my leadership,” said Peters. “That was probably one of the biggest things. Throughout the year, my timing accuracy, and footwork, started to mesh a lot better. I’ve always been working on that. Just trying to get better at that. There is still more work to do. It’s getting better. It’s getting there.”
So too is his progression reading. That was an aspect of his game he specifically pointed to as one he’d be focused on.
“It’s getting a lot better,” said Peters. The game is getting a lot faster now than (it was in) high school. It’s going to be a lot of mental stuff that goes into it, but I just need to work hard and keep learning.”
That learning process is a lot less cumbersome when you have a great teacher, and that’s what Peters knows he has in Jim Harbaugh. He is now less than a week away from starting his Michigan career.
Said Peters, “I’m excited, man. I’m ready to get to work. I’m really excited. I get up there Sunday and I move in Monday and start classes, so I’m ready to work.”
He is already working on the Wolverines’ behalf as a recruiter, albeit an easy-going one.
“I’m not really talking, like pushing Michigan real hard,” he said. “I’m just getting to know them a little bit.”
That relationship building is especially important with a few of “them” because Peters already knows they will be joining him in Ann Arbor.
“There is one silent here, but I can’t say his name,” said Peters. “I might know two silents actually. I know two silents.”
“On the west team.”
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