Issues are going rather well right now for Ankeny Centennial offensive lineman Brady Petersen.
In January, the 6-foot-5, 265-pound junior picked up his first scholarship supply from the University of South Dakota, triggering what would grow to be an eventful month.
Three weeks later, Petersen acquired a suggestion from Northern Iowa. A couple days after that he acquired his first FBS (Soccer Bowl Subdivision) supply from Northern Illinois. Illinois State, Akron and Arkansas State extended provided within every week.
Presently, Petersen — who had zero presents less than two months ago — holds six Division I football gives.
It’s one thing he’s all the time recognized might occur.
“It’s all the time been considered one of my prime objectives to play the highest degree of football,” stated Petersen. “I feel I’m able to doing that so long as I work onerous and do the additional issues.”
Lately, Petersen has been pursued by a good greater echelon of school packages, Power 5 conference faculties Iowa, Iowa State, Kansas State and Kansas have all had him on campus for unofficial visits. Nebraska will host him on March 30. Virginia Tech additionally has been displaying some interest.
It won’t be too long earlier than provides start flooding in from those packages.
“I talked to Iowa’s offensive line coach, and was advised that I’d be one in every of his first stops in the spring, to see how I move in the weight room. He stated he actually enjoyed my film,” Petersen stated.
“Iowa State stated my run blocking is absolutely good. They stated they’d re-consider in the spring or at camp this summer time.”
That run blocking helped Petersen’s teammate and classmate, Avery Gates, rush for 1,one hundred fifty yards and a whopping 13.7 yards per carry last fall.
“We feed off one another, he’s a beast,” Petersen stated of Gates. “I’ve never seen a kid move that quick, and for his measurement, he’s one of many strongest youngsters on our football staff. More than anything we feed of one another, we’re really, actually good associates.”
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This spring and summer time can be crucial for Petersen. He’s hoping to get to several camps, together with to Iowa, Iowa State, Kansas, Kansas State and Nebraska. He’ll even be lifting twice a day.
Before the start of hello s senior season in August, Petersen’s hoping to have a slew of Energy 5 convention provides. He’s assured in his capacity to play at the highest degree of school soccer.
“I picture myself as a prime recruit in Iowa, just by how I work and the way I play,” Petersen stated. “I don’t assume the gives are as a lot what I want to fret about, but more just creating myself as a…