Penn State Offers Pair Of Star HS Teammates ‘Back-To-Back’

first_img Williams went on to speak glowingly about Penn State, asserting that it is one of his “dream colleges.”“Penn State is one of my dream colleges,” Williams said. “… I love their program.”Murphy, meanwhile, seemed intrigued by getting an offer from Penn State, which has a reputation for being a top program for developing linebackers.“Penn State is a linebacker school,” he said.Williams and Murphy still have years before they’ll need to make a decision on their respective colleges. As teammates, it has to feel pretty good to be equally recognized by some of the top programs in the country.[247Sports] Penn State's mascot leads the band onto the field.STATE COLLEGE, PA – OCTOBER 23: The Penn State Nittany Lion prepares to usher the Blue Band onto the field as the Lion celebrated his 100th birthday in front of a home coming crowd of 108,062 as the Iowa Hawkeyes defeated Penn State 6-4 during NCAA football at Beaver Stadium on October 23, 2004 in State College, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)Of the thousands of high schools across the country, only a fraction of them will have even one player that gets a scholarship offer to a top college program. Even fewer schools have multiple players who receive offers.But one high school in Virginia really hit the lottery, courtesy of the Penn State Nittany Lions. In an interview with Lions247, Stonewall Jackson High School teammates Shawn Murphy and Tyleik Williams revealed that they received offers from Penn State at the same time.Murphy is a 2022 inside linebacker while Williams is a 2022 defensive end. From 247Sports:“It was crazy,” Williams, a sophomore, told Lions247. “It was like back to back.”Per the report, Penn State is the first Power Five conference school from outside the state of Virginia to offer either player a scholarship. Virginia has made scholarship offers to both already, while Murphy already has a Virginia Tech offer as well.last_img read more

As Sierra Leone election campaign approaches UN official urges democratic conduct

9 July 2007On the eve of the start of election campaigning in Sierra Leone, a senior United Nations official in the country today urged democratic conduct by the parties. On the eve of the start of election campaigning in Sierra Leone, a senior United Nations official in the country today urged democratic conduct by the parties.“A peaceful campaign is crucial for credible elections,” said the Executive Representative of the Secretary-General, Victor Angelo, encouraging all candidates to abide by the Political Parties Code of Conduct.He said the UN trusts that they “will keep the national interest above everything else and exhibit during the campaigning period the democratic maturity that they have shown during the nomination phase, as well as during the previous stages of the electoral process.” Mr. Angelo also urged reporters and producers to fully adhere to the Media Code of Conduct. Sierra Leonean voters will go to the polls on 11 August for nationwide elections. read more