Mike White | 10:20 a.m., Friday, January 30, 2009
Two more members of the Post-Gazette Fabulous 22 have made their college decisions.
McKeesport fullback/linebacker Nico Price has made a verbal commitment to Ohio University. Price (6-0, 235) was one of the best fullbacks in the WPIAL last season. He's a punishing blocker who also ran for 1,052 yards on 152 carries and scored 14 touchdowns.
Gateway running back/defensive back Brian Williams will attend the Naval Academy. Williams (5-7, 155) rushed for 1,666 yards on 215 carries, and also scored 21 touchdowns. On defense, he had 32 tackles and two interceptions.
Other recruiting news
*Williams is one of two WPIAL players who recently decided to attend the Naval Academy. The other is North Allegheny slotback/receiver Harry Austin.
*One of the top linebackers in the country is considering Penn State, but we won't know his decision until Wednesday, the first day high school seniors can sign a binding letter of intent with colleges. Jelani Jenkis of Our Lady of Good Counsel in Maryland visited Penn State, and will decide among the Nittany Lions, Florida, Stanford, Notre Dame and USC.
*Did you know Connecticut has commitments from five Eastern Pennsylvania players? They are: defensive back Tevrin Brandon of Bethlehem Catholic, defensive end Tyler Bullock of Mechanicsburg, kicker-punter Chad Christen of Red Land, receiver Malik Generett of York William Penn and offensive lineman Steve Greene of Bishop Carroll.