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Firestone senior Brennan Williams commits to Akron for football

By Michael Beaven Published: February 20, 2014

Firestone senior Brennan Williams has committed to attend the University of Akron and plans to play for the Zips football team in 2015.

Williams will enter UA as a non-qualifier academically, Firestone coach Tim Flossie said, but will get the opportunity to get his grades up and compete for a spot in two years.

Williams, who is 6-foot-1 and 260-pounds, is being recruited as a defensive end. He played linebacker and running back for the Falcons as a senior.

“This is working out real well for Brennan,” Flossie said. “He will being doing the same thing [2013 Firestone graduate] Jerome Lane is doing at Akron. I know Jerome is doing well academically. He is getting straightened out and should be able to play [in 2014].

“Brennan will work hard and get things in order. This is a good fit for him. He is a good kid and a heck of a player who can really run well for his size.”

Williams earned All-City Series and Associated Press Northeast Ohio Inland All-District honors as a senior.

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