Fastest player in PA?

Speed is one of the most necessary elements in football, and one eastern PA junior has plenty of it.<br><br> Knowledge Timmons of William Penn HS in York, PA is one of the best track athletes in the country, participating in the 100m, 200m, 400m, 4x100m relay, 4X400m relay, the long jump, and the high jump. His best time of 10.5 in the 100m and 21.84 in the 200m are enough to make him arguably the fastest high school track performer in the state.

Timmons won the state 200m state championship as a sophomore and lost to Miami recruit Andrew Johnson by 2 hundredths of a second in the 100m.

Timmons is getting just as much mail from colleges for his track prowess as his football prowess and has heard often from UConn, Maryland, Texas Tech, and Tennessee, who all would like to see him run for them.

For football, UConn and Maryland are again wooing Timmons, and he has also heard a lot from Iowa and Virginia Tech.

"My three favorites right now are Maryland, UConn, and Tennessee," says Timmons, who says that if he decides on Tennessee, he will walk on to the football team.

But don't make the mistake that the 5'10" 175 pound Timmons is just a track athlete playing football.

"I love to play football," says Timmons. "I don't care what position I play. I play running back, wide receiver, and defensive back now, and my coaches think I should be a defensive back in college, but I like offense. A lot of the college coaches think I should have the ball in my hands because of my speed."

Timmons already took an unofficial visit to UConn where he took in a basketball game, and also received tickets to do the same at both Boston College and Penn State, though he didn't go to either. He wants to go on a visit to Maryland and may camp at UConn, Virginia Tech, and Temple.

Knowledge Timmons has a 2.8 GPA and plans to wait to commit so he can have as many choices as possible.


Panther More Top Stories