Huskies Still Hold Pac 12 Commit's Interest

Rancho Verde (Moreno Valley, Ca.) ATH Cedric Peterson may have committed to a Pac 12 school back in June, but that doesn't mean that the Huskies have given up on him. Is he close to setting up a visit to Montlake? Read on to find out...

"I talk to (Washington) a lot still," Peterson told "They said they still like me a lot. Coach Keith (Bhonapha) is the one recruiting me for them and he said he really likes me a lot.

"They are really the only school I am still considering. The love they've showed me, even though I committed to Arizona back in the summer, that has been impressive to me. It makes me feel like I am really wanted by them."

Petersen is being recruited by Washington to play tailback, a position he feels very comfortable playing.

"Arizona likes me at receiver and that's currently what I am playing for my team right now, but I played running back all the way up through pee wees and stuff until my junior year when I started playing receiver more," Petersen said. "Honestly, I would prefer to play running back and that's a big reason why Washington is so appealing to me."

While he has yet to set up any official visits, he said he's been talking to Washington about taking one, but he also admitted he's not sure if that will happen or not.

"If I do choose to visit another school, Washington would be the school that I take one to," Peterson said. "I really haven't decided if I will or not yet. I would also run it by the Arizona coaches to make sure they were cool with it and see where they stand on that, but right now, I'm more focused on my season and helping my team. I can take my visit or visits after my season is over."

Peterson has helped lead Rancho Verde to a 3-1 record so far this season by hauling in 15 receptions for 222 yards and three scores.

The Mustangs will take on West Valley (Hemet, Ca.) this coming Friday.

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