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Local high school players commit to college

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Published on: Thursday, January 10, 2013

By Brandy L. Simms

Bullis senior defensive lineman Peter Angeh gave a verbal commitment to the University of Massachusetts on New Year’s Eve.

“I narrowed it down to Ohio and UMass after I took my visits,” said Angeh, a 6-foot-3, 245-pound defensive end who earned first team All-Interstate Athletic Conference honors.

Bullis head coach Pat Cilento said Angeh, who registered a team-high 71 tackles last season, garnered 18 scholarship offers including four from Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) programs.

Cincinnati, Temple, Western Michigan, Eastern Kentucky, James Madison, Fordham and Lehigh were among the schools that offered Angeh according to Cilento.

“He had zero coming into the school year,” said Cilento. “He was at Blake, nobody knew about him.”

Cilento said Angeh spoke to Ohio head coach Frank Solich on the phone before he opted for UMass over the Bobcats.

“I thought for sure he was going there,” said Cilento, “and the next day he committed to UMass.”

Bullis senior quarterback Danny Copeland and senior defensive back J.D. Dyer, a first team All-Interstate Athletic Conference selection, are both considering Ivy League programs according to Cilento.

Meanwhile, Damascus senior linebacker George Vinson has verbally committed to Appalachian State where he will join former high school teammate Joel Ross at the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) program in North Carolina.

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