Richard Peters, the former Oklahoma commit who almost became a member of Washington’s 2011 class, is going to sign with Washington State.
Adam Zagoria was the first to break the news.
“What separated WSU from the rest was constant interest and support shown by the coaching staff at WSU,” Kevin Scarlett, Peters’s mentor, told SNY.tv. “They made it clear that Richy was not only a want but a need for their program and have made Richy and his family very comfortable in making the decision to attend WSU.”
Peters, a 6 foot 10, 260-pound forward man from Toronto is attending Westwind Prep in Arizona. He’s considered a three-star prospect, according to the major recruiting sites.
Washington cooled on Peters when he was unable to obtain eligibility and enroll this year. The Huskies then signed Martin Breunig and Shawn Kemp Jr.
Peters reportedly kept UW on his list along with Missouri, Florida State, Oklahoma, UConn, Alabama, Louisville and Texas Tech.
Nabbing Peters is a significant achievement for the Cougars, which hadn’t received a verbal commitment from a 2012 recruit.
It remains to be seen if Peters will sway Demarquise Johnson, the No. 1 prospect from Arizona, to Washington State. The three-star shooting guard is also considering Washington, Gonzaga and UNLV.
Photo credit: Westwind Prep Academy
October 5, 2011 at 1:21 PM
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