Scouting Report: QB Brandon Peters

Brandon Peters, a University of Michigan commit, was 26-of-34 and threw for 381 yards last Friday against defending state champion Ben Davis. Below is a scouting report, based on that game and film from his junior season

  • Name: Brandon Peters
  • Position: Quarterback
  • School: Avon High School
  • College: Michigan
  • Grade: 1

Based on: Film, in-person visit vs. Ben Davis

Strengths: Outstanding accuracy, arm, and on-field intelligence to excel in college football. Physically strong – can elude would-be sacks, withstand contact, climb the pocket and pull the trigger. Has a quick release and can extend plays with his legs. Improved accuracy in his senior season; exhibits excellent rhythm and timing – short, intermediate, long – and puts velocity on the ball. Throws with zip in the short game and has touch deep downfield. Very tough and resilient – feels and reacts to pressure, keeps his eyes downfield, and exhibits poise under duress. Dual-sport athlete; excellent leader. Plays in a winning program and faces top competition.

Weaknesses: Few and far between. Is primarily a pocket guy; not a dual-threat. Scans the field but sometimes stares down his primary target a bit too much, and could transfer his lower-half into the pass more consistently.

Summary: Brandon is the real deal. He exhibits a quick release and great arm, consistently hitting receivers in stride. He strikes me as a very cerebral leader on the field who has what it takes to excel in a top college program.

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