Jake Peters Impressed With His Cal Visit
Santa Margarita Catholic TE Jake Peters has the size for a prototypical tight end. Standing at 6'5" and 236 lbs, Peters has the potential to make an impact at the spot wherever he goes in the future. But if you look at his offer list, he currently only holds one, from Washington, as he tore his achilles before his junior year not too long afterward. So now Peters is playing catch-up, starting with a trip up to Berkeley
"This visit was incredible, I honestly didn’t know what to expect." Peters recounted. "My grandparents both went to Cal and were talking it up to me, and I was surprised in a very good way."
Peters saw the facilities and campus, but the focal point for him was meeting with the coaching staff.
"I got there around 11:30, got to sit down, have a really good film session with Coach Baldwin, and we went through how they see me as a tight end, what they would do with me, and how their offense really works, because I didn’t really know about coach Baldwin. He was up in Eastern Washington and down in SoCal you don’t get to see a lot of those games," Peters noted. "After that, I went and had another meeting with the tight ends coach, coach Ragle, and he laid out what I should expect hearing from them and their new staff."
As noted, Peters has rehabbed from an achilles injury that forced him to miss his whole junior season, getting his sole offer not too long before that.
"I tore my achilles last June, so I’m eight months out of surgery," Peters said, "I got the Washington offer, then literally two weeks later I tore my achilles." Peters did manage to recover enough to play basketball this season.
Because he hasn't been able to showcase his ability on the field, the recruiting process is going a bit slow for Peters, but he visited Oregon and Oregon State this weekend and will visit Colorado for their junior day in April. Teams are waiting to pull the trigger, and Peters is antsy to get it done.
"I really want to get this recruiting process over with so I can focus on having a really good senior season with my teammates and just going through senior year a little bit stress free." Peters said. "Granted, this process has been kinda crazy, I’m in a very unique situation."
And with that, Cal hasn't offered Peters yet, but that may be coming within the next week.
"I’m hoping," Peters said about a potential offer. "I had a really really good visit today, got a really good feel for the coaches. I feel it was very beneficial for me to come up. They said they were going to be in touch sometime next week."
On actually making a decision, that seems like it'll have to wait for now for Peters.
"I’m not really sure yet," Peters said about a decision timeline. "I’m going to go through the spring for sure. I’m planning on making a summer or early senior season commitment."