Player: Landon Peterson
Position: Offensive Tackle
Height / Weight: 6-6/265
High School: Permian (Odessa, TX)
Offers: Baylor, Abilene Christian, Colorado, Colorado State, Illinois, McNeese State, Nevada, New Mexico State, North Texas, SMU, Stephen F. Austin, Texas State, Texas Tech, Tulsa, UTEP, Virginia, Washington State
Recruiting Services: Rivals 5.6 | 24/7 Sports 86 | ESPN 77
Cumulative Ranking: 86.14
Profile Date: December 11, 2019
STAYING HOME… pic.twitter.com/ADUqBR2C3S
— Landon Peterson (@petersonlandon5) December 10, 2018
This is Matt Wells’ first commitment, but Peterson was apparently a silent commit for the prior staff, on the verge of committing probably right before the staff was let go. So, I think it says a lot about Peterson in that he wants to stay in West Texas, which is awesome, and the new staff liked him enough to continue to extend that offer and have him commit. Peterson has a nice frame, not a huge amount of body mass on his 6’5″ frame at this point, but I personally think that’s a good thing. It allows the strength and conditioning staff to add weight the right way rather than just adding weight for the sake of being big. And the difference between 3-star offensive linemen and 4-star offensive linemen is that those 4-star kids already have the strength and size, 300+ pounds, while Peterson will have to grow into that. Again, I think it’s better for the strength coaches to be able to add the weight. The only downside is that you worry about whether or not a player will be able to add weight, but I’d take my chances for the most part on an athletic offensive lineman that has a good frame.
Peterson moves really well, gets into the second level on a lot of his highlights and you could see that happening on the college level. He’s got nice technique in pass coverage, although there’s not a ton of highlights of him doing that. He seems to be technically very sound in that respect. Definitely does a nice job of finishing plays and that’s always a good attribute for an offensive lineman.