By Jake Adams
Onasis Neely had been waiting for this moment.
No, not really patiently. The 5-foot-11, 190-pound running back took out his frustrations on hapless defenders for years, but especially in 2017.
Every one of his 2,464 rushing yards and 33 total touchdowns was meant to send a message: I will beat you and I will make someone take notice.
The wait was worth it. On Tuesday, Temple coach Geoff Collins told Neely in his home that he finally had that elusive FBS scholarship. The Owls, who had long recruited the stud East Pennsboro back and 2017 All-Sentinel Offensive Player of the Year, had taken notice and were impressed.
Neely accepted almost on the spot.