TAlkwan Williams will become a Temple football player sooner than expected, according to the Johnstown Tribune-Democrat.
After signing a national letter of intent in February, the recent Johnstown High graduate planned to enroll at Temple in January of 2013. However, the 6-foot, 218-pound linebacker received a call from the Owls’ coaching staff Monday, requesting he immediately join the team.
“An opening came about and we’re excited,” Johnstown coach Tony Penna Jr. told the Johnstown Tribune-Democrat. “I’m just so happy for this kid. He’s been through so much. There were so many stories out there, and I’m glad he’s now getting his just due.
“We’ve had a good dialogue with Temple, back and forth,” Penn added. Temple coach Steve Addazio “called me and I told him what our workout plans were going to be. He said, ‘We might need to bring him in now.’ He asked me if that would be OK. I told him I’d check with Alkwan.”