Long Island running back is Nova's fifth recruit

Stacey Bedell is Villanova’s latest football commitment.

The running back at the William Floyd High School (Long Island, N.Y.) announced his plans to become a Wildcat Friday, shortly after Oakcrest defensive back Mark Clements committed to ’Nova.  As a result, Bedell, who will become a senior in the fall, is the Wildcats fifth commitment for the Class of 2012.

The 5-foot-9, 175-pounder chose ’Nova over scholarship offers James Madison and Fordham. He was also being recruited to play at Army.

Bedell had 208 carries for 1,658 yards and 18 touchdowns last season. He also had 12 receptions for 177 yards and two scores.

-          Keith Pompey