As we lead into the first day that high school football seniors can sign a national letter of intent next Wednesday, we’re taking a look back at how former American Family Insurance ALL-USA football players fared after signing day. Today’s player is Arizona Cardinals cornerback, Patrick Peterson, then a player at Blanche Ely (Pompano Beach, Fla.).
Player: Patrick Peterson
High school: Blanche Ely (Pompano Beach, Fla.)
ALL-USA selection: Not only was Peterson named to the ALL-USA first team in 2007, he was also named ALL-USA Defensive Player of the Year in 2007 when he managed 21 tackles and five interceptions.
College: Peterson originally committed to Miami, but after reopening his recruitment he picked LSU over Florida and Florida State.
What happened next: Peterson went on to be All-SEC first team and All-America first team. He entered the NFL Draft after this junior season and was selected fifth overall by the Arizona Cardinals in 2011. Peterson has made the Pro Bowl each year since.