Broadneck three-sport standout Johnny Williams has decided to attendWestern Maryland College in Westminster.
The Division III collegedoes not offer scholarships, but Williams will receive financial aid.
Williams will play basketball for the Green Terrors and is considering playing baseball. He also starred in soccer at Broadneck.
Asa point guard on the Bruins basketball team, Williams averaged around 14 points and eight assists a game.
"I would like to play soccerdown the road, but I can't see playing three sports," he said, adding that whether he plays baseball depends on "how my academics are next year and if I can keep up with my studies."
Williams considered Goucher College, Salisbury College and South Carolina-Aiken, among others, before settling on Western Maryland.
"Western Maryland most reflects my high school. It's pretty prestigious, from what I've seen. And I really liked the coaches, and it's a nice facility. But mostof all, it's close to home. I'd like to have my grandparents be ableto come to as many games as possible. They've really supported me through the years," he said.
"It wasn't very tough to get Johnny recruited," said Broadneck boys basketball coach Ken Kazmarek. "Most of the Division III schools in the area were interested. He wanted to bea big part of an athletic program. I think he made a very, very gooddecision."
The 5-foot-11 Williams, who says he weighs 145 pounds "on a good day," will get involved in a weight training program this summer to increase his size and strength.
"The (college) kids are going to be bigger and stronger, so I plan to hit the weights this summer. I don't know if it will make a difference," he said. "I hope toput on 15 pounds. I think I'll need it. I can see myself getting pushed around right now."
Williams said he will major in physical education and hopes to return to Broadneck as a teacher.