It is early in the recruiting process for Peter Kalambayi (6'3/230), but the junior linebacker out Butler High School in Matthews, N.C. is already a member of the first Scout 100 and has plenty of options.
"Recruiting is going good, more schools are starting to send mail, "said Kalambayi. "I have offers from Clemson, Florida, Michigan, NC State, Louisville, Virginia Tech, Purdue, Tennessee, and Duke. I think Alabama, Arkansas, and Stanford are close to offering also."
Despite all the interest, Kalambayi claims no favorites. Four schools have really stepped up their efforts to make an impression on the Bulldogs' star.
"Clemson, Florida, Arkansas, and Louisville are recruiting me the hardest," he said. Kalambayi knows what he is looking for in school.
"I want to go somewhere that has a good mix of both academics and football," Kalambayi said.
The Butler outside linebacker has helped his team get off to good start this season. The defending state champions are 3-1. In four games Kalambayi has 30 tackles, three sacks, a forced fumble, and a pass break up.
Kalambayi is one of the top players in the state, regardless of class. He is an extremely gifted athlete and a very intelligent football player. The Butler product has tremendous speed, great instincts, and nose for the football. He is great against the run and equally impressive against the pass. Kalambayi is the total package at the linebacker position. The junior currently bench presses 275 pounds, squats 465, and runs the forty yard dash is 4.5 seconds.