Calif. Lineman Visits UNC

Bryan Peters and teammate Isaac Luatua traveled cross country last week to visit North Carolina and catch the Tar Heels' Spring Game.

"Really, Isaac and I, we wanted to look around everywhere, because distance really isn't a factor and won't be a factor in our decision," Peters said. "We just want to look everywhere.

"[UNC] showed the most interest – them and Duke. Right when they got our tapes, they returned a call. Their interest level really [made me want to visit]."

"Also, it was big that we could get three [schools] done in one trip. And the ACC is a big time conference."

In addition to UNC, Peters, a 6-foot-5, 305-pound offensive lineman from LaMirada (Calif.), visited Duke and NC State while in North Carolina.

"We didn't know much about UNC or the other two schools," Peters said. "It was an introduction. We knew that all three of those schools are pretty prestigious, academically."

Peters and Luatua arrived in North Carolina on Thursday and proceeded to Chapel Hill, where they toured UNC's facilities.

"It was nice," Peters said. "Everything was new. I loved the weight room – the weight room was nice – and the locker room."

Peters and Luatua took a break from UNC on Friday and visited both Duke and NC State.

On Saturday, Peters was back in Chapel Hill. After lunch with fellow recruits, he watched UNC's Spring Game.

"The game was nice," Peters said. "It was exciting."

Following the game, Peters and Luatua met with Sam Pittman, UNC's offensive line coach.

"Really, we discussed what kind of coach he is, what type of players we are, and how we'd be going along in the recruiting process," Peters said.

UNC has yet to offer Peters. That topic, though, was brought up while on campus.

"They said that they're going to continue the recruiting process; like getting to know us a little better," Peters said.

Peters has collected scholarship offers from Colorado State, Florida State, Hawaii, Nevada, New Mexico, and Wyoming. He said he thinks Boston College and Maryland are close to offering.

Every school is recruiting Peters as an offensive lineman. None have differentiated between tackle or guard.

Last season, Peters started at right tackle for La Mirada, where he earned All-League and All-CIF honors.

Besides the three North Carolina schools, Peters has made one other recruiting trip – UCLA. He plans to make several more visits, including a return to the East Coast, but isn't sure of the destinations, outside of Notre Dame's linemen camp.

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