Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Peus amazed by Ivy League tour

Brent Peus of Santa Barbara High stands inside Robert K. Kraft Field at Lawrence A. Wien Stadium, the home of the University of Columbia Lions. Peus visited four different Ivy League schools including Columbia during the week of March 28 (contributed photo). 
From March 28 to April 4, Santa Barbara High quarterback Brent Peus got a chance to walk around the campuses of four different Ivy League schools; with the possibility that one of them could be his future collegiate home.

The Class of 2016 prospect took unofficial visits to Princeton, Yale, Columbia and Penn before the Easter holiday. Peus got a chance to interact with the coaches and some of the players at the distinguished universities.

“All of the campuses were amazing and the quality of the facilities was a pleasant surprise to me at each of the schools,” Peus said. “I also got a chance to talk to some of the players at Yale and Penn. They were incredibly friendly guys who seemed like the type of people I would love to play with.

“Every coach I met with presented their respective programs in a very inviting way,” Peus continued. “I was impressed with the quality of the players and coaches and the fact that they run their teams like big time programs.”

Peus has played on Santa Barbara High’s varsity football team since his sophomore year. He has 3,800 career passing yards, 24 touchdowns and 14 interceptions. Last season, the 6’3” Peus completed 64.9% of his throws and finished with a quarterback rating of 90.4, as the Dons finished the season 4-6.

Peus - who holds a 4.6 grade point average - does have family ties with one of the prestigious schools he walked around in.

“Both of my parents went to Princeton. So naturally, I have been drawn to that school,” Peus said. “But after seeing what the rest of the schools have to offer, I could easily envision myself at any of them. All of the coaches were great and the overall quality of the schools is incredible.”

Peus adds that some of the programs want to watch him throw the football at their upcoming summer camps. Outside of the four Ivy League teams, Peus has also gotten interest from Northwestern, Stanford, Brigham Young and Baylor.

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