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Williams, Davis commit to Temple

Timber Creek's Zaire Williams and Paul Davis, of Cairo (Ga.), on Tuesday night became the latest high school seniors to give verbal commitments to play football at Temple Tuesday.

Williams, Davis commit to Temple

(Sue Ogrocki/AP)
(Sue Ogrocki/AP)

Timber Creek's Zaire Williams and Paul Davis, of Cairo (Ga.), on Tuesday night became the latest high school seniors to give verbal commitments to play football at Temple Tuesday.

Williams, a 5-11, 188-pound running back, decommitted from West Virginia to pick the Owls.  Williams suddenly became the headliner of the Owls  2013 recruiting class.

As a junior at Cherokee High School, Williams rushed for 1,621 yards and 28 touchdowns. He finished that season with seven consecutive 100-yard games. Williams set school records with 385 yards and six touchdowns in a 57-56 overtime setback to Cherry Hill East.

He transferred to Timber Creek in February, 2012 after his family moved to Sicklerville.  Williams rushed for 1,034 yards and 13 touchdowns this past season.

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 Davis, a 5-11, 200-pounder, had offers from Coastal Carolina and Chattanooga. He was also receiving interest from Clemson and Louisville.  Davis, who will play safety at Temple, had over 100 tackles and rushed for over 1,000 yards this past season.

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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.

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