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Jefferson players commit to Temple

Temple University received verbal commitments from two of Hillsborough County’s top football players over the weekend.

Ventell Bryant, a 6-foot-4 receiver, and two-way athlete Derrick Ingram committed to the Owls during an official visit, Jefferson coach Jeremy Earle said.

Bryant finished the season with 704 receiving yards and 11 touchdowns, while Ingram, who had previously committed to Ohio University, had 523 receiving yards and 10 touchdowns along with 42 tackles, three interceptions and two sacks on defense.

In other football news, after meeting with University of Texas coach Mack Brown on Wednesday, Plant linebacker Andrew Beck is still firmly committed to the Longhorns, despite the flurry of rumors surrounding the possible departure of Brown.

Beck, Plant coach Robert Weiner and Brown met on Wednesday to help firm up the linebacker’s commitment.

Beck, a former resident near Austin when his father, Chris, was stationed for military service, committed to Texas last April.

Beck, who chose Texas over 16 other schools, including Florida State and the South Florida, finished the 2013 season as Plant’s leading tackler with an average of eight tackles a game.


Tampa Prep junior outside hitter Corey Perkins has committed to the University of Delaware.

Perkins finished with a team-high 330 kills to lead the Terrapins to the Class 3A regional championship this season.

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