Sunday, December 28, 2014

Maryland athlete commits to Temple for football

Avery Williams, a senior at Archbishop Curley High School (Md.), gave an oral commitment Saturday night to play football at Temple.

Maryland athlete commits to Temple for football

Avery Williams, a senior at Archbishop Curley High School (Md.), gave an oral commitment Saturday night to play football at Temple. 

The 5-foot-11, 200-pounder received a scholarship offer while officially visiting the North Broad Street campus this past weekend. He chose the Owls over scholarships from Football Championship Subdivision programs Stony Brook and Morgan State.

"I'm telling you, I just loved it up there," Williams told MDHigh.com about his official visit. "I'm an East Baltimore guy - an inner-city guy - and Philly is just like it. It felt like home. Everyone up there is just real if you get what I mean. I can't wait to go to school there."

He told MDHigh.com the Owls are recruiting him to play cornerback or safety.  At Curley, Williams played both positions along with linebacker and running back.

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Keith Pompey has been an Inquirer reporter since September 2004. He took over the Sixers beat in the summer of 2013 after covering the Temple basketball and football for the previous three years. Pompey also previously covered the Penn and Drexel men’s basketball team and Villanova football team after initially focusing on high school sports.

Pompey is a native Philadelphian and a University of Pittsburgh graduate. Follow him on Twitter @PompeyOnSixers or reach Keith at kpompey@phillynews.com. Reach Keith at kpompey@phillynews.com.

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