Peoples Has Lofty Expectations

Desmon Peoples was one of five prospects from Archbishop Wood High School (Warminster, Pa.) that made an appearance at the Notre Dame junior day a week ago. The running back had high expectations heading into the visit, and he didn't leave disappointed.

Desmon Peoples (5-foot-7.5, 170-pounds) probably wouldn't give his recent junior day visit a perfect 10. It isn't because he didn't enjoy his trip, but more so because his expectations were so lofty.

"It was pretty good," Peoples responded when asked about his visit to Notre Dame. "I liked the campus. You can tell there is a lot of history around there.

"My expectations were pretty high for Notre Dame. It's like the ‘University of America'. Everybody knows what it's about through academics and sports. It was impressive and I had really high expectations because of the history of the school.

"I wasn't disappointed at all," he said. "I like the size of the campus, because it seems like you'd be able to get from place to place without a problem.

"There doesn't seem like there's a lot going on around the campus, so it would be easy to stay focused on football and school. The security seems fine; you don't have to worry about anything."

Desmon was hoping to walk away from the junior day with a scholarship offer. That didn't happen last week, but he's going to keep in contact with the Irish coaching staff and keep Notre Dame under consideration.

"Notre Dame is always a school that I'm going to have to consider, because of the networking and the people that I wouldn't ever get to know if I didn't go to school there," he explained. "The connections I would make for life if I don't make it in football would be incredible. So Notre Dame would always have to be a school that I'd have to consider.

"They said that they want to see me run a 40 and they want me to come back for a camp, so I might do that." Top Stories