Top JC passer still waiting for right offer

It's a shame, but when coaching staffs either get fired or move on to other jobs, players being recruited can get lost in the shuffle. One such player is Santa Ana QB Kasey Peters (6-3, 220) who thought he might get a few scholarship offers from schools in the Western Athletic Conference, but with those schools changing coaches he's been left scrambling as the school year winds down.

"Idaho State and Idaho were both recruiting me pretty hard, but both changed staffs and they both basically told me that they weren't looking for a JC quarterback," Peters said.

"Coach (Dennis) Erickson said he liked me a lot and that he wanted me at Idaho, but when the new staff came in the told me they weren't going to sign a JC quarterback."

Peters put up impressive numbers this past fall hitting 202 of 363 attempts for 2,588 yards, 25 touchdowns and 11 interceptions.

"I can run pretty well, but our offense really didn't call for me to run," Peters said. "Whenever I did run it was off of a passing play where I was bootlegging or sprinting out.

"I usually only ran if stuff broke down on a passing play and with our line, I didn't have to run that much."

Peters was a full-qualifier out of high school so he could have enrolled early enough to participate in spring drills, but since he's probably missed out on enrolling for a spring quarter or semester somewhere, he will finish his two-year degree in May and then be available for summer workouts.

"Nevada is still recruiting me and I got offered by Prairie View A&M and Savannah State," Peters said. "I visited Prairie View this month, but it just wasn't a good fit for me so I'm not going to go there."

Two other schools that have showed some interest are Grand Valley State and Buffalo, although he doubts the latter will look at a JC quarterback.

"Right now I'm just going to send out some tape and see what happens," Peters said. "I hope I get something soon, but it also has to feel right as well."

Peters fractured his arm early on in his freshman season, so there is a very good chance that he could end up with another year of eligibility and have four years to play three.

We'll have more from Peters as spring drills conclude for four-year programs around the country.

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