Santa Ana gunslinger Peters awaiting offers

One of the most overlooked players in the California JC system this year was Santa Ana QB Kasey Peters (6-3, 220). He's athletic and has a good arm and he put up solid numbers in his first full season for the Dons and now he's hoping to parlay that into some D-1 offers.

"I'm able to do pretty much anything schools want me to do on the field," Peters told JCFootball.com. "I have a strong arm and I can run a little if that is what needs to be done, but I'm probably at my best reading coverages and throwing the ball down the field."

Peters threw for over 2,500 yards and had 25 touchdowns and 11 interceptions as well. He led the Dons to the Western States Bowl against Glendale and also received Honorable Mention All-American Honors.

"We started 6-0, but then we hit a tough stretch where we played som really tough teams and we finished 7-4," Peters said. "It was a good season for us, but I thought it could have been better had we made a few more plays."

Peters prepped at Newport Harbor High School in Newport Beach, California and had interest from Wyoming and San Jose State.

"It was weird," Peters said. "They were both recruiting me pretty hard and then all of he sudden they decided to go in a different direction."

Now he's hearing from some schools that are going through coaching changes, so again, he's in a "wait-and-see" mode.

"Idaho was recruiting me pretty hard, but coach (Dennis) Erickson just left so obviously that's up in the air," Peters said. "Sacramento State is changing coaches, but the coaches that are left told me they will offer as soon as a new head coach gets hired.

"Idaho State told my coaches they were going to offer me when they get their new coaching staff hired. I'm basically waiting to see what happens with all of those schools."

Two other schools that had been recruiting Peters – Mississippi State and Connecticut – just got commitments from some JC quarterbacks so he's just being patient and waiting for his chance to shine.

"I'm not frustrated, but I'm anxious to find out where I'm going to go," Peters said. "Because I qualified out of high school, I can leave anytime I want to and I want to be on campus for spring practices wherever I go."

Another bonus with Peters is that he may be able to pick up another year of eligibility.

"I broke my forearm in the first quarter of our fourth game my freshman year," Peters said. "My coaches said wherever I end up, that they can petition the NCAA to possibly get back that year of eligibility so I could actually get a fourth year and have four years to play three.

"If that doesn't happen I'll have three to play two."

We'll have more on Peters after the holidays to see if anything has changed in his status.

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