Scouting Report: Nasir Peoples

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Nasir Peoples (left) is one of several defensive backs in Virginia Tech’s 2018 class. (Photo by Ivan Morozov)

Height: 6-feet
Weight: 178 pounds
Projected Position: Free safety/nickel

247Sports: 3-star, No. 82 safety, No. 24 player in PA
Rivals: 3-star, No. 30 player in PA
ESPN: 3-star, No. 54 cornerback, No. 19 player in PA

Other Power 5 offers: 4

Nasir Peoples is a very difficult player to project.  In a way, he’s very similar to current defensive back Reggie Floyd.  Nearly all of Floyd’s high school tape featured him at tailback, which made it difficult to get a read on his abilities in the secondary.  However, Floyd was 200-plus pounds coming out of high school, which meant that he would likely play rover.  Peoples’ current size seems to indicate that he could play one of several positions in the secondary.  Combine that with the fact that most of his senior film is at tailback, and that makes him tough to evaluate.

A Pennsylvania native, Peoples chose the Hokies over offers from Boston College, Pitt, Rutgers and Notre Dame.  At one point there were rumors that he would decommit from Tech to sign with Notre Dame, but that never came to fruition. 

Peoples is one of three eastern Pennsylvania prospects that were heavily pursued by Virginia Tech in the 2018 class.  He’s from just north of Philadelphia.  Tech also succeeded in signing Philadelphia wide receiver Darryle Simmons,