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PSU joins chase for Peoples-Jones

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Wide receiver Donovan Peoples-Jones is just entering his sophomore season at Detroit Cass Tech, but already he has an impressive offer list.
Penn State is the most recent to join that list, offering the 6-foot-1, 182-pound Peoples-Jones after seeing him at their camp in July.
"Going through some of the workouts, what really brought me to the attention of the coaches was my broad jump and my 40 time," Peoples-Jones said.
Those testing marks included a 4.40 40-yard dash and 10-6 broad jump. Peoples-Jones was one of about 10 players from Cass Tech who made the trip to Penn State.
"It was a nice visit," Peoples-Jones said. "We didn't get to see too much because we had to get on the road to come back, but one thing I liked about Penn State, off-the-field-wise, they had a lot of ice cream. They were talking about their dairy down there and ice cream is a big thing and I like ice cream a lot.
Michigan-Ohio State. Michigan-Penn State.
"I am just excited and going to keep seeing how it goes.
Ohio State has also offered Peoples-Jones. He attended their Friday Night Lights Camp last month, but was unable to work out.
"I did get to talk with the receivers coach and Coach (Kerry) Coombs a lot," Peoples-Jones said. "Having Josh (Alabi) committed to Ohio State, they are going to be around here a lot so we'll see how it goes."
Ohio State was actually the first school to extend an offer to Peoples-Jones, and that early show of interest will not be soon forgotten by the class of 2017 prospect.
"That kind of jump-started my recruiting process, so I will always remember Ohio State as the first one," Peoples-Jones said. "I even know the date: it was May 16."
Peoples-Jones plans to attend the Nov. 29 game at Ohio State. He also has a visit scheduled to Michigan for their Oct. 11 game against Penn State.
Besides the two Big Ten programs, Peoples-Jones also holds offers from ACC programs Miami, North Carolina and N.C. State.
"Whenever I feel comfortable I am going to make that decision," Peoples-Jones said. "I want to choose somewhere I can further myself academically as well as athletically. I care about how the coaches treat me, I care about the environment around campus and I care about the fan base."
Peoples-Jones played sparingly for Cass Tech as a freshman, but he did record seven catches for 182 yards and a touchdown.
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