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

Dow Jones industrial average closes at an alltime high of 15744 SP

NEW YORK, N.Y. – The Dow Jones industrial average is closing at another record high.The Dow rose 128 points, or 0.8 per cent, to 15,746, beating the record it set last Tuesday by 66 points.The Standard & Poor’s 500 index rose seven points, or 0.4 per cent, to 1,770, just one point below its own all-time high.One of the biggest gainers in the S&P 500 index was Ralph Lauren, which rose $9.33, or 5.5 per cent, to $180.52. The luxury retailer reported earnings that beat analysts’ estimates and issued an optimistic forecast for the holiday season.The Nasdaq composite fell eight points, or 0.2 per cent, to 3,932.The yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasury note fell to 2.63 per cent from 2.67 per cent.More stocks rose than fell on the New York Stock Exchange. Dow Jones industrial average closes at an all-time high of 15,744; S&P 500 near its own record AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by The Associated Press Posted Nov 6, 2013 2:16 pm MDT read more