"I am not running track this year," Peterson said. "I am doing speed training with my coach and working out three times a week with football practice. We are doing skeleton or seven-on-seven."
Peterson is being touted as a true athlete and a guy that could literally play multiple positions at the next level. He says that in practice he is lining up at a couple of different spots on offense and playing defense.
"Usually in practice I am doing either running back or wide receiver on offense and playing defensive back on defense. I am going to be doing all of it in the fall too. I would say that I like wide receiver and defensive back the best out of the positions."
The college coaches have been intrigued by Peterson and he says that he's heard about what impresses them all the most. He has also added some good weight to his frame like he set out to do following his junior season.
"I would say that the college coaches like my hands, quickness and strength the most about me," Peterson said. "I wanted to put on some more mass in the off-season and I am at 190-pounds right now."
The football program will be important to Peterson's college decision, but not as important as the academics will be. He says that after those things that he will look for the fit.
"I am looking at my college decision with an academic perspective. I am looking at graduation rate and for my major. I am looking for the most playing time and the best four years that I can have."
Peterson has taken one trip this spring and doesn't have any others set up at the moment. He does have a few schools that he would like to visit this summer. "I have been to Colorado and I don't have anything else planned right now. I would like to visit Nebraska, Cal and possibly Washington State."