Post-Gazette writer Mike Vernon writes about Gateway teammates Anthony Davis, Brenon Thrift and Delvon Randall, all of whom have chosen to follow their former coach, Terry Smith, to play at Temple. Click here to read the story.
(Photo: Gateway High School football players Anthony Davis, Brenon Thrift and Delvon Randall will follow their former coach, Terry Smith, to play at Temple University. Pam Panchak/Post-Gazette)
"A pair of "Jordan 13" shoes can sell for more than $200 online, but for a couple of local high school football players, price didn't matter.
The shoes were about extending a bond between them for another four years.
Anthony Davis coveted Delvon Randall's blue and white Michael Jordan shoes. Davis and Randall have been teammates at Gateway High School for the past four years.
Randall, a wide receiver who caught 26 passes for 478 yards and scored four touchdowns last year, had already committed to Temple. Once he made his decision to be an Owl, he started recruiting Davis, a defensive back with offers from Nebraska and Penn State.
Another Gateway player, Brenon Thrift, a linebacker, had committed to Temple as well. Thrift, who was second on the team last season with 49 tackles (22 solo and 27 assists), led the Gators with 10.5 tackles for loss and seven sacks."