Corona del Sol offensive tackle Andrus Peat seems to have some premier options to pick from with regards to his future college destination. The Florida State Seminoles are building back to the glory days. The Nebraska Cornhuskers already have landed his brother Todd from last year's class. The Stanford Cardinal and the USC Trojans have long traditions of excellent offensive line play.
But a local team might be entering the race.
All-Arizona offensive tackle Andrus Peat, a 6-foot-7, 305-pound senior at Tempe Corona del Sol, said in a text message Monday night that he had not yet heard from anybody on Arizona State's new football staff.
"I would be willing to talk to them and hear them out if they contact me," said Peat, who added that he is planning on visiting Southern California and Florida State in January.
Dennis Erickson had some decent recruiting class, but he never got his roots down in the local Arizona area. His recruitment of Peat was slow-moving and really didn't get along, which is why Peat ended up dropping him from the top of his list. However, with new head coach Todd Graham in Tempe, the rebuilding ASU coaching staff is making a concerted effort to reach out to regional prospects that are of high-quality. Peat is one of those, and he at least seems interested. It remains to be seen whether it's a matter of too little, too late.
To discuss Peat's recruitment with schools interested in landing him, head to Tomahawk Nation (Florida State), Corn Nation (Nebraska), Rule of Tree (Stanford), Conquest Chronicles (USC) and House of Sparky (ASU).