Mack’s Peters headed to Washington

After keeping quiet over the weekend, McClymonds High’s Marcus Peters made public what he told his future college coaching staff Friday — he’s headed to the University of Washington.
The 6-foot-1, 185-pound defensive back gave his oral commitment to the Huskies on Friday, then waited until Monday morning to announce the decision.
“I’m real excited to have it all done with,” Peters said. “It’s a rough process. You get so many phone calls, sometimes you just don’t want to pick up your phone.”

Peters chose Washington over Oregon State in the final days. He also visited and considered Washington State and Arizona State and had at least a dozen offers. The first day Peters can sign his letter of intent is Feb. 2. Schools cannot comment on commitments until then. 
“(Washington) was the right fit,” Peters said. “The administration and the coaching staff just felt right.”
The Huskies went 7-6 last year and beat Nebraska in the Holiday Bowl to win their first bowl game since 2002. Coach Steve Sarkisian also recently signed a contact extension running through 2015.
Peters was the Bay Area News Group-East Bay Defensive Player of the Year after recording eight interceptions and providing blanket coverage for McClymonds, which went 12-0 and won the Silver Bowl 42-26 over Fremont. It was the first perfect season in school history for the Warriors.
Peters also was electric as an offensive weapon at wide receiver and in the return game. He scored 15 touchdowns, six of which came on punt or kick returns.
He’s the second McClymonds player to commit from this year’s senior class after linebacker Jeremiah Walters committed to the University of Idaho on Wednesday. The Warriors hope to have a few more commitments by signing day.
“We’re trying to put Mack back on the map,” said Michael Peters, Marcus’ father and a Warriors assistant coach.

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Jimmy Durkin

Jimmy Durkin is a sports writer for the Bay Area News Group.

  • ManDown

    Congratulations! You will do great things in Washington and look forward to seeing you light it up down there.

  • billjohnson

    congrats! cant wait 2 c u kick tedford’s ass!

  • Coach Mac

    Congrats Marki Mark and Jeremiah!! I am proud of both of you and your accomplishments. Keep up the hard work
    and don’t come home without the diploma.

  • s1lverngreen

    that’s fantastic! Congratulations Mr. Peters!
    Jimmy, any other big announcements of this sort in the pipeline? Has to be some more boys in the E Bay with some good D1 offers huh?

  • There should be a few more coming. I hear an announcement could be imminent from Mack OL Wendell Taiese in the next couple of days. A good chunk of the top recruits have already committed, but there should still be a few more.

  • Oh boy

    Congratulations are in order to Marcus Peters and the other OAL commits. Proud of all the Oakland kids and hope they do well in college.

  • Iron Mike

    Once again the OAL has done it again!!! Congrads to the Marcus Peters and the Mack House for contiuning on a long tradition of having top notch talent sign Major Division 1 scholarships!!! Now make sure you represent the Mack Family!!! Mack Family on Three, Mack Family on Me, 1,2,3 MACK FAMILY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • S1lverngreen

    Thanks Jimmy, it’s good to see these boys from the Bay Area getting a chance to further their education and play some ball at the D1 level. I am sure you will keep us posted!

  • renegades10

    Nice to have another East Bay boy up here in Moscow.

  • was watchin espn and saw marcus’commit choice, it was good to see a bay kid on there. Congrats Marcus

  • JB”DON”


    DON PRIDE !!

  • piedmontfan

    Cal should have offered him. It seems most of the Pac10 did.

  • I deleted a few off topic comments. Let’s try to keep comments related to the post, especially when it’s about a kid making a college committment. This isn’t the spot for some of that other stuff.

  • brandonbeard

    Congrats to Marcus and his family, and to Coach Mac! Sorry you guys were cheated this year. The OAL Section Sucks for real, how do we cheat kids from playing for a state title? Makes no sense to me!

  • Coach Mac


    Thank you. As I stated earlier,this is a special group of young men who paid the price in the classroom as well as the field. All 22 of them. Five others to sign. Stay Tuned.

  • s1lverngreen

    Coach Mac,
    5 more??? that’s great! D1, D2 what gives? Congratulations!

  • coach mac

    Big Wendall(D-1), John Lewis(D-1), Trevon Books(D-1), Denzale Johnson(Ivy League Penn), Ernest Marshall (1AA)

  • football guy

    Marcus is a gd kid and excellent football player congragulations he has earned his scholarship The huskies have a steal of a player.

  • c.sparks

    over the past 2 years washington state took these notable players from Cals back yard. Rb. Ricky galvin (berkely) DB.Darmonte horton (oakland) Lb/s Tyrone Duckett (Encinal) De/Dt Kalafitoni Pole (washington) Cb tracey clark (Pittsburg) Wr. Robert giles (pittsburg) Wade jacobson (gilroy) NIKO Aumua (alameda).. SMH tedford if they beat you guys in 2012 or 2013.. It would make my life. when your FIRED!