Two Buchholz players commit
Published: Monday, January 31, 2011 at 1:33 p.m.
Last Modified: Monday, January 31, 2011 at 9:08 p.m.
Buchholz defensive back Kenneth Harper committed to Temple on Sunday, according to Bobcats assistant coach Bart Brooks.
Harper is the first area player to pledge to former Florida offensive coordinator Steve Addazio, who is the Owls' head coach.
The 6-foot, 215-pound Harper played several different positions on both sides of the ball for Buchholz, but is expected to play strong safety for Temple.
As a senior for the Bobcats, he compiled 81 solo tackles, 52 assists, 10 pass breakups and two interceptions in earning first-team all-area honors for the second straight year.
"He is going to make any team better by just being around," Brooks said. "When he is on the field he makes things happen and he is one of my all-time favorite kids to coach."
Harper was a teammate of Addazio's son, Louie, who was an early enrollee for Syracuse.
Brooks also said that Bobcats defensive lineman Nathan Snodgrass committed to Jacksonville University over the weekend.
The 6-foot-4, 225-pound Snodgrass, an all-area first team selection, posted 98 total tackles with four sacks for the Bobcats this past season.