U-M Offers former McKinney 'Mate Corey Peters

It's been a while since defensive lineman Corey Peters of Central High School in Louisville, Ky., has been mentioned with regards to Michigan. However, the former teammate of current Michigan freshman James McKinney recently received an offer from the Wolverines, and is set to make an official visit.

With the recent commitment to Ohio State of defensive lineman Dexter Larimore, Michigan returned to familiar territory and offered Corey Peters of Central High School in Louisville, Ky. Central is the former high school of current Michigan freshman James McKinney. It wasn't the only Big Ten offer the three-star lineman received. "A couple of weeks ago I got offers from Michigan and Ohio State," Peters said. "I have a top three of Kentucky, Louisville, and Auburn. They are all even, then Michigan and Ohio State after that."

GoBlueWolverine.com caught up with Peters shortly after he returned from his second official visit of the recruiting season. "I was at Kentucky this weekend," he said. "It was nice but I really didn't see anything I haven't already seen before. I've been there a few times on unofficial visits." Peters visited hometown Louisville on Dec. 10. He said he will visit Auburn on Jan. 14 and Michigan is set for Jan. 28.

The 6-foot-3, 280-pound Peters said the schools were recruiting him for defensive tackle, but that he didn't care where he played, as long as he was on the field. He said he unofficially visited Michigan for the Notre Dame game, and will make his college choice sometime around Signing Day in February.

Michigan was reported as an early favorite for Peters. The timing of the offer will force the Wolverines to play some catch-up. "I wish it had come a little earlier," Peters said. "But it coming now doesn't bother me, I know how the system works. The Michigan coaches were here last week, they were at my school."

Peters said his conversations with his former teammate have been more frequent now that the U-M offer has arrived. "I was talking to James every week," he said. "I've been talking to him a lot more now, and he's starting to push me to come up there with him."

For the second-straight year, Central was knocked out of the playoffs by Boyle County, this time by a score of 28-7. Peters said he is wrestling for the Yellowjackets this winter.



Come back later this morning for a Corey Peters photo spread and scouting report!

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