The Latest on 5-star OT Andrus Peat

Corona Del Sol High (Tempe, Ariz.) five-star offensive tackle Andrus Peat visited Notre Dame in the summer, and talked about coming back. He already is looking at one official visit during the season, but when else will he check out schools. has the answer inside.

Corona Del Sol High (Tempe, Ariz.) begins its season Friday, and it is the first of 10 straight weeks of games, and that is before the playoffs begin.

It means there is limited time within season for five-star offensive tackle Andrus Peat to make official visits, and it looks like the only in-season visit could be to Nebraska. After that, the 6-foot-7, 305-pound Peat will have to wait for the season to end to finish his trips.

"I think as we get into October, he might plan some trips," Corona Del Sol coach Tom Joseph said. "We need him here on Saturday's which is tough. We play Friday nights, but we have film Saturday morning. If he missed one weekend, that would be ok. If he missed more than that, it's probably not acceptable.

"He'll have time to do it after the season, and I think he has his priorities set."

And, according to Joseph, Notre Dame remains in contention with Peat, who enjoyed a summer visit to South Bend, Ind., and said he wanted to get his parents to campus so they could see it.

"We don't do much during the season," Joseph said. "We're trying to concentrate on games at hand."

Peat is's No. 2-rated offensive tackle in the 2012 class, and is adjusting to Joseph, who is in his first year at Corona Del Sol.

"He looks fine," Joseph said. "He's a big, physical specimen. He's a great young man. He's coachable and he wants to do well. He comes from a good family. We want to make sure he's ready to go at the next level."

One of the things that should not be an issue as the weather cools and games are played on Friday nights is condition.

It was a balmy 116 degrees in the desert Wednesday, and practice started at 3 p.m.

"It's the way it is," Joseph said. "You learn to live with it. You get a lot of water breaks. You just have to add on 40 minutes to practice for breaks. So, you're two-hour practice turns into three hours." Top Stories