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Valley’s Williams lands football scholarship to Utah State

Switching between three skill positions might cause some players to be overlooked in college football recruiting.

But it helped Valley’s Kerwynn Williams land a scholarship.

Williams signed Friday with Utah State, where he will play running back. He was a dual-threat quarterback as a senior and played running back and receiver as a junior.

“I think it helped a lot,” Williams said of playing multiple positions. “I’m talented at more than one position.”

Williams rushed for 2,002 yards and 26 touchdowns in 2008, helping the Vikings finish 5-6. He recently was named one of 50 national finalists for the Old Spice Red Zone Player of the Year award.

Also signing after the Feb. 4 signing day was Sierra Vista running back Akil Sharp, who is headed to Princeton. Sharp has a 4.5 GPA and career interests in biology and medicine. Del Sol running back Derek Eamon said Wednesday he has orally committed to Navy but cannot sign with the Midshipmen until his ACT score is posted in the next three to seven weeks.

RECENT DECISIONS — Other recent signings include Pahrump Valley cross country and track runner McKenzie Dean (Utah), Cheyenne girls soccer player Laura Perez (Idaho State) and Valley girls soccer players Amanda Marra (Lyon College, Ark.) and Natalie DeLeon (Soka University of America, Calif.).

Recent commitments include Mountain View girls basketball player Ellie Markwardt (Southwestern College, Ariz.) and Centennial boys tennis player Austin Howell (Colorado Christian).

BRADLEY HONORED — Findlay Prep senior guard Avery Bradley has been selected to play in the Jordan Brand Classic on April 18 at Madison Square Garden in New York. Bradley, a Texas signee, also is a McDonald’s All-American nominee.

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