Iowa, Iowa State and Kansas State are among just a few of the schools looking at Ankeny Centennial offensive lineman Brady Petersen.
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Brady Petersen didn’t need long to make his decision.
The Ankeny Centennial offensive lineman picked up an Iowa State offer at the Cyclones camp Saturday. On Sunday, he announced his commitment to Matt Campbell’s program via Twitter.
“The coaches made Iowa State the right fit and the feeling I got every time I was there, it just felt right,” Petersen told the Register. “I always knew I wanted to play at Iowa State so any time for me was the right time. I wanted to play there my whole life and I didn’t want to waste time.”
Petersen held 12 other Division I offers from Group of Five and FCS programs, including Northern Illinois, Miami of Ohio and Northern Iowa — all of which had come since January.
His recruiting stock surged throughout the winter and spring, and it was thought he would land his first Power 5 offer this weekend — when he was set to camp at Nebraska on Friday, at Iowa State on Saturday and at Iowa on Sunday.
247Sports gives Petersen, a 6-foot-5, 275-pound athlete who can dunk, three stars and ranks him the No. 683 overall prospect of the 2020 class. The Register ranked Petersen No. 15 in its initial in-state 2020 rankings; he will see a nice bump in the next edition.
Petersen is Iowa State’s seventh known 2020 recruit and the third from Iowa, joining Greene County offensive lineman Tyler Miller and Central Decatur linebacker Cole Pedersen.
Matthew Bain covers recruiting, Iowa/Iowa State athletics and Drake basketball for the Des Moines Register and USA TODAY Network. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org and follow him on Twitter @MatthewBain_.
Source: Des Moines Register