Earlier this week we profiled top recruit and SPARQ Rating standout David Williams of West Catholic (Philadelphia) in our Get Familiar series. Williams' story is unique not just because he's coveted by several major college programs but also because the junior running back's high school was scheduled to close its doors after this school year, sending him on a hunt for a new school and team to finish out his high school career.
Beset by serious budget issues, the Archdiocese of Philadelphia was set to close four high schools in the area in June -- West Catholic, Conwell-Egan (Fairless Hills, Pa.), St. Hubert Catholic High School for Girls (Philadelphia) and Monsignor Bonner-Archbishop Prendergast (Drexel Hill, Pa.). But the Philadelphia Inquirer reported on Friday afternoon that the schools will live on for several more school years thanks to significant private endowments.
This news comes as a particular surprise for Williams' school given that West Catholic was the only of the four high schools to not appeal the closure decision. It appears that Williams will remain a Burr for his final season, allowing him to focus primarily on his important college decision.