TribLIVE

| Sports


 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

Beaver Falls lineman Boxen commits to Akron

Jason Bridge | Valley News Dispatch
Beaver Falls' Brock Boxen (50) celebrates a touchdown against Freeport during their WPIAL Class AA first-round playoff game Friday, Nov. 2, 2012, at Highlands' Golden Ram Stadium.

TribLIVE Sports Videos

Top high school sports
Saturday, July 13, 2013, 3:06 p.m.
 

Beaver Falls lineman Brock Boxen verbally committed to Akron, becoming the second WPIAL football recruit from the 2014 class to pick the Zips.

The 6-foot-3, 260-pound senior will play defensive line for second-year coach Terry Bowden.

“They made me feel at home,” said Boxen, who also considered Connecticut “I visited some other schools I liked, but at Akron, I could just tell. ... With the new coaching staff there, I wanted to be a part of it.”

Blackhawk quarterback Chandler Kincade, a former Pitt commit, chose Akron in June. Kincade's move influenced Boxen's decision.

“I was already interested in Akron, but once I heard Chandler committed, I definitely wanted to go check out the school,” Boxen said. “You want to look where other people find a good fit.”

 

 

 
 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Football

  1. Gorman: Perry makes the right call on playoffs
  2. High school notebook: Plenty to play for in GAC in Week 9
  3. Charleroi’s Shannon Player of the Week
  4. HS highlight reel: Quite a weekend for Penn-Traffod’s Aunkst
  5. WPIAL players turn to social media to promote highlight clips
  6. High school football roundup: Fulmore hits career milestone for CWNC
  7. Hectic week ahead for WPIAL student-athletes
  8. Through the years: Late TD snapped Springdale’s 31-game skid
  9. Previewing some of Western Pa.’s top matchups for Week 8
  10. South Park uses 90-second, 28-point surge to get past Steel Valley
  11. Clairton gets revenge for streak stopper
Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.