A standout tailback for the undefeated, state-champion Spartans, T.J. Peeler ran for more than 1,100 yards and 18 touchdowns despite missing three games due to injuries and parts of others due to lopsided scores. Peeler also visited Pittsburgh for its junior day in February and can't wait to come back.
"I had a great time,'' Peeler said. "I want to come back as soon as I can. I really enjoyed myself. The academic people, the coaches and players, I like everything about Pitt right now. It's a really good school, and I could see myself going to college here.''
The 6-foot, 175-pound Peeler has been somewhat under the radar, as far as 2010 recruiting prospects go, and has offers from just Pitt and West Virginia right now. He hopes for more offers and would like to take more visits, but he still wants to make a recruiting decision sometime before his senior football season at Broad Run.
Peeler, who visited Pitt with two of his coaches, said he already has developed a good relationship with Pitt running backs coach David Walker. Along with Pitt, Peeler also has taken a trip to Maryland. Apparently, it wasn't anything to write home about.
"It was all right, but it wasn't anything like Pitt for me,'' Peeler said. "I just feel more at home up here. It's really nice, and I think it's someplace I could go for school and to play football. It's good for academics as well as football.''
Peeler, who is being recruited by Panthers wideouts coach Bryan Bossard, likely will be invited to return for Pitt's spring prospects camp.
T.J. Peeler Enjoys Pitt Visit
Panther Digest Top Stories
Orndoff Has A Chance With SteelersThe Steelers kept this ace up their sleeve throughout the draft.
Steel City Insider05/03/2017
Conner No Sideshow To SteelersThe Steelers' top story on Day 2 of the draft became James Conner, the hammer of a Pitt running back.
Steel City Insider04/28/2017
Louisville a Favorite for 4-Star DE BonittoLouisville a favorite with four-star defensive end Nik Bonitto
Cardinal AuthorityYesterday at 3:14 PM
Big Ten, ACC On Mind Of '19 RB JohnsonMONTVALE, N.J. -- Class of 2019 running back Rahmir Johnson breaks down his early offers, and early interests.
Scout FootballYesterday at 11:44 AM
Class of 2019 Athlete Hickman Talks PSUThe New Jersey standout is currently committed to another Big Ten school to play lacrosse. But it seems inevitable that he'll wind up on the gridiron in college. He is very…
Fight On StateYesterday at 11:39 AM