Barnstable QB Peabody commits to Princeton

Barnstable QB Nick Peabody, ESPNBoston.com's 2012 Offensive Player of the Year, committed to Princeton on Wednesday afternoon. Eric Adler for ESPNBoston.com

Barnstable High senior quarterback Nick Peabody has verbally committed to Princeton University for the 2013 season, he announced this afternoon on his Twitter account.

"Committed to play football at Princeton University today #GoTigers", he wrote in a post on Twitter.

This past fall the 6-foot-4, 225-pounder led the Red Raiders to their most successful campaign in over a decade, holding the No. 1 ranking in ESPNBoston.com's statewide poll for seven consecutive weeks, winning the Old Colony League outright for the second straight year, and making their first appearance in an MIAA Super Bowl since 1999.

Back in Week 4 of the season, Peabody led his team into Everett Memorial Stadium and snapped the then-No. 1 Crimson Tide's 28-game win streak, in double overtime, for the Tide's first loss at home since 2008. In the rematch on Dec. 1 in the Div. 1A Super Bowl, at Gillette Stadium Peabody threw for three touchdowns in a 20-19 loss considered one of the best finishes ever of an MIAA Super Bowl at the stadium.

Earlier this month, Peabody was named to ESPNBoston.com's third annual MIAA All-State Team. For the 2012 season, he threw for 2,627 yards and 34 touchdowns, while also carrying the ball 73 times for 366 yards and seven more scores. Yesterday, Peabody was presented ESPNBoston.com's second annual Offensive Player of the Year award.

Peabody visited the Princeton, N.J. campus last weekend. Ironically, his host was wide receiver Matt Costello, the former Everett High standout who in 2010 was the recipient of ESPNBoston.com's inaugural Mr. Football Award.