Another Ga. CB Lands UNC Offer

While working out in Conyers (Ga.) Heritage High's weight room last week, Garry Peters noticed North Carolina assistant coach John Blake walking through to exit the school.

"I joked with him," Peters said. "I said, ‘I'm waiting for y'all to send me an offer.' He said, ‘We already have an offer for you.'"

Also last week, Blake offered fellow Georgia cornerback, Jonathon Mincy.

Prior to their brief exchange of pleasantries, Blake had watched film on Peters, a 6-foot, 173-pound athlete, with his head coach.

"My coach said he really liked me," Peters said. "He watched my film and he really loved everything that he saw."

In order to have an actual conversation with Blake, per NCAA rules, Peters had to call him later that night – which he did.

"He was pretty much saying I'm an athlete and he just loved my skills and my footwork," Peters said.

UNC is recruiting Peters as a cornerback.

Peters is up to 20 scholarship offers, including grants from Alabama, Auburn, Clemson, and Florida State. Every school, except South Florida, has offered him as a cornerback. USF is recruiting Peters as a quarterback.

Last fall, Peters started exclusively at quarterback in Heritage's spread offense. During his freshman and sophomore seasons, however, Peters started at cornerback.

For his senior season, for the first time, Peters will start both ways – cornerback and quarterback. This fall, Heritage will switch to a wing-T, triple-option offense.

Alabama is Peters' leader.

"They had the No. 1 recruiting class the last two years and this year is starting to look great," Peters said. "And I have a chance to get early playing time there, also.

"The three things I want to do is get my education, get early playing time, and win the national championship in college."

Despite having a leader, Peters doesn't have a timetable for a verbal commitment.

"It could be as early as before the season, it could be as long as Signing Day," Peters said.

Before making a decision, Peters wants to give every scholarship offering school an equal opportunity.

"When I commit, I want it to be final," Peters said.

Included in providing an equal opportunity, Peters plans to visit as many of his scholarship offering schools as possible and take all five of his official visits before deciding.

Peters has already made trips to Alabama, Clemson, Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina.

Over the summer, Peters plans to take several visits, but his only known destination is Georgia. One of Heritage's assistant coaches, Randy Green, attended UNC and has already discussed with Peters the possibility of a Chapel Hill road trip.

Peters says Alabama is a lock to receive an official visit. If Southern Cal offers, they would also receive an official visit, he added.

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