Traveling by Jeep, boat and foot, Tribune-Review investigative reporter Carl Prine and photojournalist Justin Merriman covered nearly 2,000 miles over two months along the border with Mexico to report on coyotes — the human traffickers who bring illegal immigrants into the United States. Most are Americans working for money and/or drugs. This series reports how their operations have a major impact on life for residents and the environment along the border — and beyond.
By Keith Barnes
Sunday, Sept. 9, 2012, 3:24 p.m.
Clairton receiver Terrish Webb became the second Bears senior to commit and will play collegiately at Kent State.
Webb selected Kent State over Toledo, Arkansas State and Temple. He also was getting interest from Pitt and Connecticut.
“When I first went up there, it felt like it was someplace I could be for the next four years,” Webb said. “It felt like another home, and I was comfortable up there.”
Webb joins fellow senior receiver Titus Howard as Division I recruits from Clairton who have made collegiate commitments. Howard will play next season at Pitt with his cousin, redshirt sophomore receiver Kevin Weatherspoon.
Clairton senior running back Tyler Boyd is being heavily recruited and has received more than 25 offers but has yet to commit. Webb, after weighing his options, is relieved to have made the choice this early in the season.
“I think it will help me focus more on my senior season than worrying about what college I'm going to be going to,” Webb said. “It's going to help me focus more on winning another state championship.”
Last season Webb (6-foot, 170 pounds) caught 27 passes for 776 yards and nine touchdowns, as he helped Clairton win its fourth consecutive WPIAL Class A championship and its third state title in as many years. The Bears have won a nation's best and WPIAL-record 49 consecutive games and will be looking for No. 50 — and their 600th win in school history — Friday at home against California.
Keith Barnes is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 412-664-9161 Ext. 1977.
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