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Cathedral Prep football players getting D-I interest

Damion Terry

Delton Williams

Cathedral Prep underclassmen are drawing plenty of interest from major college football programs.

Running back/safety Delton Williams has received full scholarship offers from Pittsburgh and Toledo. The 6-foot 2-inch, 195-pound junior was an Erie Times-News All-District 10 pick and a first-team all-state selection at defensive back last year.

Prep athletic director Bill Flanagan reported that Pitt is recruiting Williams as a defensive back or linebacker, while Toledo is interested in Williams as a running back. William also is a talented return man.

Meanwhile, several top programs are pursuing Ramblers quarterback Damion Terry. Prep coach Mike Mischler confirmed that Florida, Penn State, Ohio State, Pitt, Michigan State, Iowa, West Virginia, Boston College, Rutgers and Wisconsin are among those showing heavy interest in Terry.

Mischler said that Terry attended West Virginia’s Junior Day last week and that he’s planning to attend Penn State’s Junior Day Saturday and Michigan State’s Junior Day next week. Williams and junior linebacker Jake Plonski also will attend Penn State’s Junior Day, accompanied by Mischler.

Terry, a 6-foot 4-inch, 197-pound junior, already is Prep’s all-time leading passer after throwing for more than 1,700 yards each of his first two seasons. He was a District 10 All-Star in 2011.

Iowa is an interesting possibility because of the school’s intense recruitment of premier Erie players throughout the years. The Hawkeyes recently landed McDowell running back Greg Garmon.

More on recruiting: Junior Days allow large numbers of recruits to visit college campuses before their senior years. A Junior Day is not considered an official visit, which is defined by the NCAA as “any visit to a college campus by you and your parents paid for by the college.” NCAA regulations do not permit recruits to make official visits until they start their senior years, and then they are limited to one official visit per college and a total of five. Coaches are permitted to call junior recruits only between April 15 and May 31. There is no limit on the number of unofficial visits that recruits may make to colleges.


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