Pennsylvania Top 25

GoBlueWolverine's Eugene Hankerson has seen the cream of the crop in Pennsylvania this year. Here's his take on the Keystone State's best from one through twenty-five.


1.  Sharrif Floyd                     Defensive Tackle           George Washington

Explosive out of three point stance, with superior strength and quickness. 

2.  Mike Hull                          Linebacker                    Canon McMillan

A playmaker on both sides of the ball.  Has the frame to add weight and continue the tradition of great linebacker play at Penn State.

3.  Cullen Christian                Cornerback                   Penn Hills

Can play the corner of safety positions.  Great anticipation and recovery skills.

4.  Dakota Royer                    Linebacker                    Manheim Central

Great overall athlete, who can also put his hand on the ground and rush the passer.

5.  Paul Jones                         Quarterback                 Sto-Rox     

A leader on and off the field.  Has a strong arm, to go with great touch.

6.  Miles Dieffenbach             Offensive Lineman       Fox Chapel

Agile interior lineman, with great flexibility.  Finishes blocks extremely well.

7.  Aaron Donald                             Defensive Tackle           Penn Hills

Unheralded three gap tackle.  Excellent punch and explosive first step.

8.  Alex Kenney                      Athlete                           State College

Fastest player in the state.  Will have an impact on special teams from day one.

9.  Corey Brown                     Running Back              Cardinal O'Hara

Good speed, and elusiveness.  Also a legit threat in the passing game.

10.  Kenny Wilkins                Defensive End               Trinity

Impressive physical specimen, who's super athletic.  Has a nonstop motor.

11.  Kyle Baublitz                            Athlete                           Central York

Great size and versatility.  Now it's just a matter of finding a position.

12.  Eric Williams                            Wide Receiver               Pennsbury

Dominated several camps and combines this spring.  A physical mismatch at the line of scrimmage.

13.  Tyler Smith                      Quarterback                 Wilson Area

Extremely accurate to go along with a quick release.  More than capable of making plays outside of pocket.

14.  Seth Betancourt               Offensive Lineman       St. Joes Prep

Future offensive tackle has impressive size, is light on feet, and has very long arms.

15.  Anthony Gonzales           Quarterback                 Liberty

Dual threat quarterback, but is also a highly skilled athlete.  Projects a number of positions.

16.  Tom Rickets                     Offensive Lineman       North Allegheny 

Strong at the point of attack, seals well, and gets to second level.
           
17.  Brendon Felder               Wide Receiver               Gateway

Gets in and out routes quickly, and is hard to tackle in open space. 

18.   Brandon Ifill                            Athlete                           Penn Hills

A jack of all trades, but will most likely play receiver in college.  Excellent hands.

19.  Jordan Paskorz               Defensive Line              Hampton            

Good strength, and size, may grow into a defensive tackle.  Great in pursuit, and strong against the run,

20.  Andrew Carswell             Wide Receiver               Sto-Rox   

Huge target in the passing game.  Gives great effort, and excels at catching the ball at it's highest point.  Tight end is not out of the question for him.

21.  Chad Hagan                             Athlete                           Canon McMillan

Terrific athlete, that needs to put it all together.  Has good speed and short range burst.  Future may be on defense at the safety position.

22.  Jeff Dobbins                    Linebacker                    Canevin Catholic

Violent and aggressive, will strike you from anywhere.  Back in March at the Badger Sports 7 on 7 tournament at Ohio State, he was outstanding in pass coverage.

23.  Dayonne Nunley             Cornerback                   Gateway

Nunley knows he's good, now it's time for college coaches to recognize it.  Despite being undersized, he has fantastic cover skills, and breaks on the exceptionally well.

24.  Salath Williams               Wide Receiver               Bishop McDevitt

You can't deny production, and Williams has been producing since his sophomore year.  He has good hands and runs precise routes.

25.  Manessah Garner            Linebacker                    Brashear

One of the more talented players in Western Pa.  He's currently growing into his future role as an outside linebacker, so he's still a raw prospect with tons of potential. 


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