The 6-foot-4, 210-pound Westchester St. Joseph's (Ill.) combo guard committed to Notre Dame on Monday night.
``They got in the picture at the beginning of school," Peoples said of the Irish. "It's a great school - not just athletically, either. They will help me with my future beyond basketball."
``The decision felt good for me, so I wasn't going to wait," he added. "It's a great opportunity and I didn't want someone else to take it before me."
``Our team didn't play together over the summer," said Peoples, who played with the Illinois Fire. "I didn't play that great, either."