TribLIVE

| Sports


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

2 Gateway football players commit to Temple

Evan Sanders | The Times Express
Gateway's Delvon Randall (2) evades Connellsville's Dylan Knopsnider (21) on Friday, Sept. 7, 2012. Randall committed to Temple on Saturday, April 13, 2013.

TribLIVE Sports Videos

Top high school sports
Saturday, April 13, 2013, 7:09 p.m.
 

Gateway's Delvon Randall and Brenon Thrift have made plans to reunite with their former high school coach.

The two football recruits gave verbal commitments Saturday to Temple, where former Gators coach Terry Smith now coaches wide receivers. Randall (6-0, 185) was recruited as a wideout, so Smith will be his position coach.

“Having Coach Terry there made me feel comfortable,” Randall said.

Thrift (6-3, 240), who will play defensive end or linebacker, said Smith's presence also influenced his decision.

“That helped a lot, because I know Coach Terry will take care of me,” said Thrift, who had also considered West Virginia. “He'll lead me in the right direction.”

Smith left Gateway in January after 11 seasons as coach. He also recruited current Gateway senior Todd Jeter, a cornerback who signed with Temple in February.

Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.

 

 

 
 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Stories

  1. Rooney says Pittsburgh is ‘good place’ for next northern Super Bowl
  2. Dungy, Greene represent more Steelers ties in hall of fame voting
  3. UPMC researcher who died of cyanide poisoning committed suicide
  4. HOF finalist Bettis ‘behind everything’ in 2005 Super Bowl run
  5. Penguins finally break through, defeat Devils at Prudential Center
  6. High school roundup: WPIAL coaches reach milestone victories
  7. Manson brings “The Hell Not Hallelujah Tour” to AE
  8. Sting highlights demand for Pappy Van Winkle bourbon
  9. Nation sick of Obama blunders, Perry tells state Republicans
  10. Jayhawks cruise past Saints on senior night
  11. Wilkinsburg auto dealer scammed at least 30 people, police say