Peters on UCLA's Watch List

Oakland (Calif.) McClymonds cornerback Marcus Peters is hoping a strong senior year lands more offers, including one from UCLA...

Oakland (Calif.) McClymonds cornerback Marcus Peters (6-1, 185) is in the double-digits for offers as his senior year approaches and with a strong start, that list could expand.

"The ones off the top of my head are Oregon, UNLV, San Jose State, Nevada, Washington, Washington State, Sacramento State and Arizona State," said Peters. "And UCLA and Oregon State are both watching me closely and said they could offer me after I start strong my senior year."

Peters had an excellent spring and carried it over into the summer, going from just one offer from a I-AA program in Sac State to now being one of the more recruited defensive backs in the West and one of NorCal's top prospects.

"Before the Nike Camp at Stanford, I had just one offer, from Sac State," said Peters. "I just went to the Nike Camp hoping to do well and go out and go a great job but have some fun and compete. So I was really surprised that I got MVP."

That MVP performance opened the floodgates for offers and Peters is hoping that list continues to grow.

"Oregon State and UCLA really want to see more of my film," said Peters. "We had some trouble finding all of our tapes from last year and sending them out, so I'm going to send them some of my senior film."

Peters camped at San Jose State and also participated in the Gridiron Kings event in Orlando, which he enjoyed.

"That event showed me once I go to college that I'll be playing against all of the top players so that was a good chance for me to compete and be in like a big old All-American game," said Peters.

Peters said he doesn't have a leader yet and hasn't even developed a list of top schools.

"I haven't narrowed it down yet, but probably in a couple of weeks, around our first game, I'll have a top seven," said Peters. "I think I will take all of my visits and hopefully will be done with my recruitment around December, but if not, I'll take as much time as I need."

Academically, Peters has a 3.0 and scored a 26 on the ACT.


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