After a standout freshman campaign, Peterson was able to pickup a big time offer, from Jim Harbaugh and his staff at Michigan.
In that freshman season, Peterson finished with an impressive 56 tackles on the year, to go along with 3 INT’s.
Standing at 5’11, 180 pounds, Peterson already has the size of some NFL safeties, drawing size comparisons to Kareem Jackson, of the Denver Broncos.
In the weight-room, though just a freshman, Peterson holds his own, with his max bench being 235, and his max squat being over twice his body weight, at 375 pounds.
With his freshman year all but wrapped up and in the rearview, Peterson is shifting his focus to his second year on the field.
“I am very excited for next season,” Peterson said. “I would say that I am locked in and focused for what is next, while also soaking up all of the information that I can, to make myself a better player, which helps the team be better as well. If we all buy in to that mentality, I think we will have a great season.”
Though he played well in his first year on the field, Peterson knows that he has to continue to set himself apart from other players.
“I feel like my work ethic will help me standout,” Peterson said. “I also have the ability to be coachable, and my enthusiasm and drive to be great just makes me different!”
Speaking of different, Peterson does things differently in the classroom than many athletes, as he takes his classes very seriously, even at such a young age. He currently boasts a 3.6 GPA, which will be good enough to continue to get him big time offers, such as the one from Michigan!