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Courtesy: Columbia University Athletics/Darlene Camacho

Willie Peoples

THE BASICS

Position: DB
Height: 6-0
Weight: 190
Hometown: Cambridge, Mass.
High School/Previous School: Buckingham Browne and Nichols High School

Coach Mangurian on Peoples: Early decision. Attended Columbia football camp. Two-way player with return ability. Good ball skills both offensively and defensively. Can catch the ball away from his body. Good read and diagnose on defense. Has played both safety and corner. Will have to improve technique in all areas. Good motor and finish. Willing tackler. Need to decide where he will play.

HIGH SCHOOL: Attended Buckingham Browne and Nichols High School in Cambridge, Mass. ... Played for head coach John Papas … Honorable Mention All-ISL for football … All-New England 2012 … Boston Herald Player of the Week … Team MVP and captain senior year … Coaches Cup recipient 2012 … Also lettered in lacrosse and tennis.

INTENDED MAJOR: Economics

PERSONAL: Parents are Elizabeth and Jeffrey Peoples … Has an older sister, Emilie (20).

FUN FACT: Hobbies include fly fishing.

WHY COLUMBIA? “To be a part of a growing culture that is focused on winning. I want to be a part of the era that builds Columbia into a perennial powerhouse in the Ivy League. Columbia is also the top university in the best city in the country, therefore I can get the best education available as well.”

 

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