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 Scout.com and he can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org