TROY — Troy’s newest quarterback, Peter Costelli, made it official when he arrived on campus this weekend and joined the Trojans for offseason practices Monday morning. The former four-star recruit from Mission Viejo High School in Redondo Beach, Calif., joins the Trojans after spending the 2021 season at Utah.
Ranked 27th overall quarterback and 10th dual-threat quarterback in the 2021 class by 247 Sports, Costelli completed 136 of 248 passes for 1,992 yards with 23 touchdowns and just five interceptions as a junior.
He also rushed for 354 yards on just 55 carries with four touchdowns. California high schools did not play a 2020 fall season due to COVID-19, and Costelli enrolled at Utah in January 2021. He comes to Troy with four years of eligibility remaining.
“Peter is a talented athlete with very high potential,” said head coach Jon Sumrall. “He throws the ball well and has the ability to make plays and extend plays with his feet. He runs well, is very intelligent and has enormous growth potential. We are delighted to have him as part of our program in such a needy position.
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Costelli, who is 6-foot-3, 223 pounds, earned Under Armor All-America honors after his junior season at Mission Viejo High School in addition to being named South Coast League Offensive Player of the Year and winning the All-CIF southern section. Division honors. As a sophomore at Santa Margarita High School, he completed 153 of 283 pass attempts for 2,292 yards and 20 touchdowns, while rushing for 194 yards and a pair of touchdowns.
Also a track star for Mission Viejo, Costelli ran a 10.87 in the 100 meters to finish third in the CIF-SS Division II competition as a junior and anchored the school’s 4×100 meter relay team.