QB Brandon Peters
Even with the departure of Jake Rudock, Michigan is loaded with potential starting quarterbacks. However, Shane Morris and Wilton Speight have little experience while Alex Malzone and early enrollee Brandon Peters have none.
Like Rudock, John O’Korn played elsewhere, spending parts of two seasons as Houston’s starter. As a freshman in 2013, O’Korn accumulated 3,117 passing yards while tossing 28 TD passes against 10 interceptions. His sophomore season wasn’t as good, completing just 52 percent of his passes, along with six TDs and 5 INTs.
Word around campus has O’Korn inheriting the job, but the way Harbaugh preaches “competition” we’ll see the six candidates battle it out in spring practice.
Peters did himself a world of good by enrolling early, allowing him to participate in the 2016 spring practice.
The Gatorade Player of the Year in Indiana, and a 4-star recruit, Peters brings plenty of size to the 6-4.5 and weighs 209 pounds.
He played in the U.S. Army All American Bowl, and was rated the nation’s No. 7 pocket passer by 247sports. Over his two-year high school career, Peters threw for 4,979 yards , 58 TDs and only 11 INTs. He also ran for 377 yards on 152 carries.
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“He compared me to Andrew Luck,” Peters told Bleacher Report about Harbaugh following his commitment. “It’s a similar situation to what he had at Stanford, with Luck being the first quarterback recruit he brought in [with a full cycle]. He thinks I’m a really good fit for him at Michigan like Luck was for him there.”
Odds against starting: 30 to 1.