The UCF Knights added another player in the class of 2024 with the commitment of 2024 three-star defensive back Christian Peterson.
Peterson joins the Knights after receiving offers from a whopping 35 different schools including programs like Clemson, Michigan, Louisville, Indiana, Cincinnati, Auburn, and more.
Peterson is listed as a three-star prospect by the 247Sports index and currently ranks as the nation’s 488th-overall prospect. He also checks in as the 46th-ranked safety in the country, and the 56th-ranked player in the state of Georgia.
The recruitment of Christian Peterson involved some interesting ties to UCF as his first trip to campus was as a member of a group that involved Cam Newton, a former player for Gus Malzahn, who brought a group to campus back in March of 2022. While Newton’s presence may not have influenced Peterson’s decision to team up with Gus Malzahn and the UCF Knights, having the No. 1 overall pick in the 2011 NFL Draft as a reference certainly doesn’t hurt recruiting.
The UCF Knights kick their season off on August 31st against Kent State where Christian Peterson and the rest of the class of 2024 will get a chance to watch their future team hit the field.