Peters picks up SEC offer

Mississippi Scout
Posted Jun 19, 2013

Jamal Peters out of Bassfield, Miss., watched two of his teammates, Calvin and Alvin Moore, commit to an SEC school at Ole Miss elite camp. Is he the next in line to end up at a BCS conference school?

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Bassfield is loaded with talent as evidenced by its perfect 15-0 perfect season last year. One of the top rising juniors in the state played safety and receiver in Peters, who stopped by Ole Miss for its elite camp after earning a scholarship at MSU's Big Dawg camp.

"Coach (Grant) Heard has been recruiting me for Ole Miss," Peters said. "That's why I came up here. He really wanted me to get a chance to see their campus for the first time and work out under him."

Heard has been steady with his message.

"He told me to just come up here and play my game and show them what I can do. He already knows what I can do but he wants me to show the rest of the coaches what I can do."

What's the best position for the 6' 3", 200-pound Peters?

"Right now, I'm really feeling safety. I know some of the colleges feel like I will grow into a linebacker on the next level, but I feel like safety is my best position right now. I'm not really working on it, but at the camps they've been playing me at receiver. They think I'm really athletic."

Peters still has a few things he wants to work on for next season.

"I need to keep working on my footwork, vertical and 40 time."

Which schools are currently showing the most interest?

"Right now I really don't have any schools standing out over the next but (Mississippi) State offered me."

What stands out about MSU?

"Their facilities and coaches. Coach (Tony) Hughes and coach (Dan) Mullen. They're really good guys."

What was Peters hoping to get out of his visit to Ole Miss at elite camp?

"I just wanted to show them that I was a better player than I was before."

What stands out about Ole Miss so far in the recruiting process?

"I really like their facilities and coaches. I think they're closest to offering me next."

Alvin Moore and Calvin Moore committed to Ole Miss at its camp. Have the three talked about playing together on the next level?

"We really don't talk about it that much, but it'd be great to be able to play with them again in college because playing with them in high school has been really great. We mesh real good on and off the field."

For now, Peters is concentrating on helping Bassfield repeat as state champion.

"We're trying to work out more and be even more dedicated. Our goal is to go undefeated again. We've been working out really hard this offseason to make that happen again.

Yancy Porter is the Mississippi Scout for and he can be reached at

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