Brandon Peters

Brandon Peters transferred to Illinois this offseason after three seasons and earning his undergraduate degree at Michigan. He was a Top 100 national recruit at Avon High School in the Indianapolis area and wears the same No. 18 as fellow 6-foot-5 signal caller Peyton Manning.

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WAND) -- The Illini have their starter at quarterback: junior Brandon Peters.

The 6-foot-5 transfer from Michigan won the job out of a pool that included highly touted freshman Isaiah Williams, redshirt freshmen Matt Robinson and Coran Taylor plus walk-on Cam Miller.

Peters graduated in three years from Michigan and was a Top 100 recruit coming out of Avon High School in the Indianapolis area. He completed 52.7 percent of his passes (58-for-110) in 8 games at Michigan, with 4 touchdowns and 3 interceptions.