Peterson Taking His Time with His Decision

San Antonio East Central defensive tackle Torrea Peterson traveled to Austin last weekend for the second Texas Junior Day. While on campus, Peterson was offered a scholarship, but was one of the few players offered who has not committed. Burnt Orange Beat spent time with Peterson at his high school to gather his thoughts on the unofficial visit.

The Texas Longhorn recruiting train is rolling at an incredible clip. By March 1, the Longhorns have 19 commitments for the 2010 class. There are a handful of players that remain uncommitted that hold offers and defensive tackle Torrea Peterson is one of them.

"The visit to Texas went pretty good. I met the coaching staff and they were a nice group of guys. The facilities were great as expected," Peterson said.

Texas is not the only school who has offered the athletic big man. His offer list is long and figures to grow since he made it out of his Austin visit as an uncommitted man.

"My offers consist of Illinois, Auburn, Oklahoma State, Oklahoma, Baylor, and the University of Texas. I visit Oklahoma this coming March I believe. I'll plan more visits as more colleges come in and offer me," Peterson said.

Peterson says that he is looking for a certain comfort level with a coaching staff and team and is looking to stay somewhat close to home.

Peterson, on what he is looking for in a college, claimed, "Probably the coaches and the people because a lot of coaches have told me they have great facilities. It's about being comfortable around the players and coaches."

"I don't really want to go too far away from home. Right now, the farthest my mom will let me go is maybe Oklahoma or Auburn," Peterson continued.

It has been reported that Torrea Peterson is related to former Oklahoma Sooner and current Minnesota Viking running back Adrian Peterson, but Torrea is not so sure.

"It's kind of a shaky thing. We may be second cousins. There are a few Petersons in Texas," the San Antonio East Central star noted.

And as far as a timetable goes for his decision, recruiting fans are going to have to wait a while as no decision is imminent.

"Next year. I'm waiting until the end of the recruiting process," Peterson said.

The Longhorns already have three defensive tackles committed in Taylor Bible, De'Aires Cotton, and Ashton Dorsey.

Gerry Hamilton contributed to this report.


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