Born Feb. 27, 1994, the son of Shelia Peters and the late Otha Peters, Otha Jr. was a four-star prospect coming out of Covington High School, a two-time all-district selection at Defensive MVP and the National Linebacker of the Year at the Offense-Defense All-American Bowl. He ranked as the No. 6 inside linebacker in the country, the No. 4 overall player in Louisiana and the 126th overall prospect in the nation by Rivals.com. Peters transferred to ULL from the University of Arkansas following his Sophomore year.