Hawkeyes QB recruit has big night

Pat Harty
Iowa City Press-Citizen

AVON, Ind. – One of top high school quarterbacks from the state of Indiana showed on Friday why the Iowa coaches apparently think so highly of him.

Brandon Peters, a 6-foot-5, 190-pound junior at Avon High School near Indianapolis, led his team to a 36-26 victory over sixth-ranked Fishers by throwing four touchdown passes, all of which came in the first half. He also showed the ability to escape from the pocket and run.

"Most people don't know that I can run a little bit," said Peters, who in addition to Iowa also has scholarship offers from Indiana and Virginia Tech. "But hey, I can run a little bit."

Peters took an unofficial visit to Iowa City on Sept. 13 and watched the Hawkeyes lose to Iowa State 20-17 at Kinnick Stadium.

"After going to Iowa I really liked it a lot," Peters said. "The atmosphere was cool. I wish they would have pulled out the win, though.

"But yeah, I liked it a lot. I need to stay in touch with the coaches and keep my relationship up with them."

Peters was expected to attend Iowa's game against Purdue on Saturday while taking an unofficial visit to Purdue.

"It's really important to me how the fans treasure their football team," Peters said.

Peters, who is also an accomplished basketball player, said he is in no hurry to make decision about college. He wants to wait to see what other scholarship offers might come his way.

"I've been getting some hand-written letters from Penn State and I think I'm going down there soon," Peters said.

Peters is ranked as a three-star recruit by both and