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Pelham’s Terrell to stick with Seminoles, Williams commits to Navy

Published 4:07pm Friday, January 22, 2010

By WESLEY HALLMAN / Sports Editor

Pelham High School senior linebacker Nigel Terrell gave serious thought to changing his verbal commitment and pledging to the University of Colorado, but a weekend visit to his future college home sealed the deal.

Terrell is sticking with the pledge he made to Florida State University back in August 2009 after considering interest from Colorado. The 6-foot-2, 220-pound linebacker took an official visit to Tallahassee, Fla., last weekend, which he said cleared his mind about his future.

Terrell plans to stick with the Seminoles, who saw future Hall of Fame coach Bobby Bowden retire and coach-in-waiting Jimbo Fisher assume head coaching duties.

“I’m still with FSU and I’m not taking any more visits,” said Terrell, who is rated as the No. 25 prospect in the Class of 2010 in the state of Alabama by recruiting service Rivals.com.

While Terrell recently reaffirmed his commitment, two teammates joined Terrell and Jake Holland as Division I signees from Pelham. Athlete Ryan Williams made a pledge to the Naval Academy following a weekend visit to Annapolis, Md. Williams, a 5-foot-7, 160-pound running back, return specialist and defensive back, joined teammate Carrington Lewis in Annapolis. Lewis, a 6-foot-3, 200-pound defensive lineman is also committed to the Naval Academy.

Holland, who recently was bumped up to a four-star recruit by Rivals.com, will sign with Auburn on Feb. 3.

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