Virginia Tech Visits Reaffirm Peoples’ Decision

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Peoples (left) is a top defensive back recruit in the 2018 class. (Ivan Morozov)

If there was ever any doubt about where Archbishop Wood Catholic (Pa.) three-star defensive back Nasir Peoples’ loyalty was, it might have been fully answered over the past month.

Peoples (6-0, 185) officially visited for Virginia Tech’s game against Clemson, then visited again, unofficially, on Oct. 21 for its win over North Carolina. Peoples committed to the Hokies in February, though others, including Notre Dame, came after him since.

Peoples, Rivals.com’s No. 26 player in Pennsylvania for 2018, hasn’t swayed from his decision. His visits have further validated his decision.

“I’m sticking with them,” Peoples said. “I love it and I’m not going to change. It’s just a better relationship every time I go down there. The coaches treat me like I’m part of the family, the players, too. I just love going down there.”

The Clemson game marked Peoples’ first attended game at Lane Stadium. That, coupled with Virginia Tech’s win over North Carolina, stood out in a few ways that Peoples said made his commitment a firm one.

“It was great just seeing the crowd,” he said. “It was a great atmosphere and I’m looking forward to playing big-time college football. As far as being there for gameday, that was my first time, so it was cool to see how they get set up and prepare for the games.”

Peoples said he spoke at length on both trips to his recruiting coach, assistant Brian Mitchell, defensive coordinator

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