Key for OU signee Torrea Peterson is harnessing 'flashes of briliance'

BY JAKE TROTTER, Staff Writer, Published: February 3, 2010

Few football recruits from the state of Texas could pin Torrea Peterson in a wrestling match.

The 6-foot-4, 300-pound defensive tackle from San Antonio East Central High School is that strong.

Peterson, who was one of the first players to commit to Oklahoma's 2010 recruiting class, can bench over 400 pounds, and squat well over 500.

"He's definitely one of the stronger defensive lineman in state," said Jeremy Crabtree, national recruiting editor for "He can bench a ton, squat a building. The kid is really strong."

Now, it's just a matter of the consistency and the football skills catching up to the strength.

"He's a kid that shows some real flashes of brilliance," Crabtree said. "But you can also see the motor was not always there. But there's a lot of positive things to work with there. And OU, with its great track record, could turn him into a great defensive lineman."

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