Football: Stewart Annnounces Three Enrollees

By Mike Montoro for
January 11, 2011 04:10 PM
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – West Virginia University Football Coach Bill Stewart has announced that three players have enrolled in school for the spring 2011 semester.

Brian Athey, QB, 6-3, 203, Eden Prairie, Minn./ Eden Prairie HS

Coached by Mike Grant at Eden Prairie High … led team to a combined record of 21-3 as a starting quarterback in 2009 and 2010 … first team all-Lake Conference in 2010 … lost in the finals in 2009 and quarterfinals in 2010 of the Minnesota Class 5A State Championship playoffs … rated No. 6 on the Minnesota Postseason Top 10 … completed 45-of-90 for 719 yards in 2010, with eight touchdowns and zero interceptions … was a star baseball player … grandson of former WVU assistant coach Dwight Wallace.

Josh Francis, LB, 6-2, 215, Scranton, Pa./Lackawanna CC

Coached by Mark Duda at Lackawanna College … named a 2010 NJCAA first team All-American … named a “Super Sophomore” by The Sporting News … team finished 9-2 in 2010 with a win in the Graphics Edge Bowl over No. 8 Ellsworth … finished two-year career with 95 tackles, 13 sacks, accumulating 98 yards and 19 tackles for loss … runs a 4.5 40-yard dash … also offered by Arkansas, Kansas State, North Carolina, Oregon and Rutgers.

Avery Williams, DB, 5-10, 173, Washington, D.C./Calvin Coolidge HS

Signed an original letter of intent with WVU in Feb. 2010 … coached by Jason Lane at Calvin Coolidge … MaxPreps Top 10 football players who standout in Washington D.C. and Maryland … two-time all-DCIAA selection … two-time league offensive most valuable player … second team specialist as a junior … two-time team most valuable player … named team’s best all-around athlete in 2007 … averaged almost 6.0 yards per carry and two touchdowns as a senior … scored two two-point conversions … helped lead Coolidge to an 8-4 record as a senior … ran for 600 yards and six touchdowns … finished with 135 yards and three touchdowns receiving … collected three interceptions on defense … helped lead Coolidge to a 9-3 record and advance to the first round of the city playoffs … also lettered in indoor and outdoor track … also offered by Kansas, Michigan State and Utah.

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