The national award is given to a select number of athletes in all sports from football to track. The Athleadership Grant is awarded to athletes who qualify based on leadership in their community, academic achievement, athletics and a required essay written by the athlete.
Peoples is a two-sport standout for the Cyclones. He is an all-league performer in football where he led Ottawa in tackles last season. Peoples finished third at state in 4A in the shot put this past spring.
“We are very pleased to be involved with NCSA in assisting in the recognition and the selection of young qualified student athletes to receive scholarship opportunities,” Executive Director of the NFLPA DeMaurice Smith said. “Anytime you can identify, help and reward future leaders to further their education and athletic pursuits, it’s a win-win and we are pleased to contribute to this worthy effort with NCSA.”
NCSA Athletic Recruiting will work with Peoples to assist him in finding a college that best matches his academic and athletic achievements.
“Our passionate team of 300 former athletes will personally guide and educate Cory throughout the entire recruiting process, giving him the tools that he needs to be successful in recruiting and in life,” CEO and founder of NCSA Athletic Recruiting Chris Krause said.
“Picking the right college is a life changing decision. It’s important for student-athletes to recognize that the choice of a college or university is not just a four-year decision; it is a 40-year decision that will impact their professional future and personal success in life.”