Texas TE gets Nebraska offer

Andrew Peterson

There is definitely a need in the Nebraska recruiting class for 2011 for a tight end. The Huskers have gone out late in the process and identified some tight ends. One of those tight ends is out of the Dallas, Texas area and has seen his stock increase over the past couple of months. Where do the Huskers stand for this tight end?

It's time for a little Christmas vacation and Andrew Peterson from Seagoville (Texas) is looking forward to some time off. The 6-foot-5 and 255-pound tight end says time away from school is needed.

"Yes sir," Peterson said. "I am looking forward to some time at home over the holidays. A little time away from the classroom is always nice."

Peterson has seen his stock steadily rise over the past couple of months. Just in the last week or so he picked up offers from two of the top programs in the nation.

"I got some new offers. I got an offer from Michigan and Nebraska. I got the Michigan offer sometime last week and the Nebraska was about the same time."

This past weekend Peterson went to College Station for a visit. He said one of the things that he liked on the visit were the people. "I took a visit to Texas A&M last weekend. The visit was OK. I really liked the people there on the visit. Everyone was really friendly."

Peterson has two other official visits set up for the month of January. After that he is looking to take just one more trip and he has that last trip narrowed down to just three possibilities.

"I am going to see Utah and Arkansas in January. I am going the 8th and 9th to Utah and the 15th and 16th to Arkansas. I have offers from both of those schools. I have about 20 offers right now.

"I really just want to take on more visit. I am looking at Michigan, Nebraska and Tennessee for that last spot. I will decide soon between the three schools."

There are some things that Peterson is looking for when it comes to picking out a school. The first is that the school is looking at him to play offense. Second is feeling comfortable with what is going on at the school and with its surroundings.

"I want to play tight end. If a school is looking to move me to defensive end I am not even going to look at them. Baylor and Oklahoma State both said they like me on defense.

"I am also interested in the surroundings. I mean, I want to be comfortable there because I will be playing there for the next four to five years. Distance isn't a problem."

Peterson had a solid year last year, averaged 27.5 yards per reception and almost averaged a touchdown every other catch, but is widely considered to be one of the top blocking tight ends in the nation.

"I had eight receptions for 220 yards and three touchdowns. I think that I am one of the best blocking tight ends in the country. I can also catch the football. I am the complete package."

The Husker offer came in late, but that doesn't hurt Nebraska's chances. Peterson said that he doesn't know a lot about Nebraska, but he's definitely interested in them and getting to know his position coach Ron Brown better.

"I don't really know too much about them. I am interested in them though. That's why I am considering them for my final visit and I would like to find out more about them."

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