What if your older brother really wanted to play football at Stanford but couldn't gain admission? What if he then went to Nebraska, a school thick with football tradition? What if everyone assumed that you'd dutifully follow in your brother's footsteps and become a Cornhusker as well? Would you go?
Ah, but what if you were accepted to Stanford? Would that change your mind? Apparently it changed Andrus Peat's mind, because he surprised almost everyone on Wednesday afternoon and chose the Cardinal over the Cornhuskers.
Peat is an enormous offensive tackle, standing 6'7" and weighing in at 305 pounds, but he's athletic enough to play varsity basketball, a combination which has vaulted him towards the top of almost every recruiting ranking you can find. Rivals.com has him as the sixth-best tackle and 32nd ranked overall recruit, but MaxPreps.com loves him a bit more, calling him the second-best tackle in the land and the #8 overall recruit, and he sits at #9 on the ESPNU 150. Any way you slice it, Peat has the potential to be a dominant collegiate offensive lineman, one of several headed to Palo Alto this fall.
Peat doesn't seem to be as advanced as Kyle Murphy, but he should be a fixture on the Cardinal offensive line as soon as 2013. To keep you warm until then, take a look at his highlight reel...