DeAngelo Peterson, the 6-foot-3, 195-pound wide receiver from Desire Street High School in Baton Rouge (La.), finished his junior season with 43 receptions for 743 yards and six touchdowns. Defensively, he had 76 tackles.
"I can play everything," Peterson said. "I'm very athletic and am a hard worker. I'm pretty big too and have a good size advantage over most cornerbacks.
"I'd like to get stronger and be more physical."
Peterson benches 285 pounds, squats 400 and has a 34-inch vertical jump. He says he also runs the forty in 4.55.
Although he remains very open, Peterson says he favors Ole Miss slightly over LSU, Auburn, Alabama and Oklahoma. All of his favorites have offered as well as Mississippi State, Arizona, Tennessee, Louisiana Tech and West Virginia.
"I ain't gonna commit early," he said. "I'll wait and take all five of my visits. I won't be telling nobody until Signing Day."
Peterson's first scholarship offer was from Mississippi during his sophomore season and he says the Rebels are recruiting him the hardest. "I like that they really need wide receivers and they pass the ball a lot," Peterson said. "They said that I'd be able to play early and I really want to play early.
"I'll see where I'll be able to play and where they need me the most."
Although Peterson is only about 20 minutes from LSU, he says he didn't grow up following a specific school. "I didn't really watch college football growing up," he said. "LSU is close, but that's not really a factor. I like their tradition and they send a lot of people to the NFL. They've been a top team for a long time."
Peterson says he plans on attending summer camps at LSU, Nebraska, Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi and Auburn.
"I got to talk with coach Nick Saban from Alabama and I like him," Peterson said. "I like how he wants to take them to being a winning program and will be turning it around."
Peterson admits that he doesn't really know a lot about each of these schools yet and that's why he plans to take his time. "Oklahoma seems like a school I might like, but I don't know a lot about them yet. I just want to learn more about them and I plan to watch them this season."
He reports a 3.4 core GPA and a 1260 SAT.