PA's Top 25 Jrs. & More

PSU signed another quality group this year despite the fact they had only 11 scholarships. Who are the top Pennsylvania prospects are heading into the Nike Camp and spring evaluation period?

March - Top25 Pennsylvania's Top 25 Juniors (April):
Home Town (High School)
Ht., Wt.
1. Chad Henne (2)
West Lawn (Wilson HS)
6-3, 215
Possible #1 QB in country.  Psu heavily involved. Offers from everyone!
2. Dan Connor (1)
Wallingford (Strath Haven HS)
6-3, 225
Aggressive, instinctive middle linebacker.
Nittany Lions in excellent position.
3. Anthony Morelli (3) QB
Pittsburgh (Penn Hills HS)
6-4, 200
As impressive as Henne - plays in a heavily run-orientated offense.  Could go anywhere.
4. A.Q. Shipley (5)
Corapolis (Moon HS)
6-2, 272
Recruited as a center or d-tackle.   Offers from Pitt, Penn State, Ohio State, etc.
5. James Bryant (4)
Reading (Reading HS)
6-3, 220
Very athletic linebacker.  No interest in Penn State.  Pitt/Miami battle?
6. Andrew Johnson (6)
Pittsburgh (North Hills HS)
6-0, 195
Top runner transferred from Central Catholic to North Hills.
7. Tyrell Sales (9)
Butler (Butler HS)
6-3, 225
Could move into top 5 with May evaluation period.  Could play d-end depending on scheme.
8. Craig Bokor (7)
Hopewell (Hopewell HS)
6-4, 275
Outstanding Guard and D-tackle.
9. Corey Davis (8)
Pittsburgh (Peabody HS)
6-4, 260
Pitt commit plays MLB in HS.  Will play DE in college.
10. Anthony Heygood (10)
Springfield (Cardinal O'Hara HS)
6-1, 210
From Kevin Jones' alma mater.  Nice size/speed ratio.  Could be top runner in the state when all is said and done.
11. Greg Harrison (12)
Shenandoah (Shenandoah Valley HS)
6-5, 295
Outstanding guard prospect.  Penn State has offered.
12. Darrelle Revis (NR)
Aliquippa (Aliquippa HS)
6-0, 180
Pa.'s top cover corner.  Excellent basketball player and former Pitt Dt Sean Gilbert's nephew.
13. Scott McKillop (22)
Vandergrift (Kiski Area HS)
6-3, 210
Athletic linebacker.  Brother, Chris, signed with Pitt.
14. Nick Skrepanias (NR)
York (York Suburban HS)
6-2, 195
Athletic QB.  Doesn't have the arm of Henne and Morelli, but has outstanding attributes.
15. Jordan Steffy (15)
Lancaster (Conestoga Valley HS)
6-2, 200
Could be a QB or Safety.   Solid athlete.  Maryland has offered.
16. Dave Weber (18)
King of Prussia (Upper Merion HS)
6-4, 305
Interest from Penn State along with a ton of schools nationwide. Will be the top OL in SE Pa.
17. Dan Lawlor (11)
Mechanicsburg (Cumberland Valley HS)
6-2, 225
Can also play linebacker.  Maryland has offered.  Dad played for Virginia Tech.
18. Ryan Purvis (NR)
Lancaster (Catholic HS)
6-5, 235
Made a name in the Pa Bball Championship game.  Great athlete with a frame to add weight.
19. Adam Gunn (16)
Vandergrift (Kiski Area HS)
6-3, 195
Pitt commit.  Outstanding safety prospect.  Has taken other visits since his commitment.
19. Dontey Brown (19)
McKeesport (McKeesport HS)
6-3, 230
From Brandon Short's alma mater.  Does he have the speed to play OLB?
21. Kyle Mitchum (17)
Erie (McDowell HS)
6-5, 265
Rumored to have offers from Pitt and Penn State.  Could play tackle or d-tackle.
22. Chris Rogers (NR)
Wexford (North Alleghany HS)
6-3, 235
Plays DE but has speed to play LB.  Has offers from Michigan and Kentucky.
23. Travis Decker (14)
Orefield (Parkland HS)
6-3, 235
AAAA State Championship game star.  Needs to get bigger.
Could move up with good May evaluation period.
24. Rory Nikol (NR)
Beaver (Beaver HS)
6-5, 235
Strong TE.  Has offers from Wvu and Pitt.
25. Curtis Brinkley (13)
Philadelphia (West Catholic HS)
5-10, 185
Questions about size and speed.  No question about production though.  Could set records with an average year.

* - this list is preliminary, it will no doubt change during Spring Evaluation/Nike Camp timeframe. Number in ( ) refers to last month's ranking.

Others to watch:  
QB Adam DeMichele - Pittsburgh (Sto-Rox HS)  6-1, 180
QB Jim Gallagher - McMurray (Peters Township HS)  6-1, 180
QB Scott Knapp - Pittsburgh (Perry Traditional HS) 6-3, 215
QB Bryan Savage - Haverford (The Haverford School)  6-4, 215
FB Billy McLee - Uniontown (Uniontown HS)  6-2, 245
WR Kenny Jones - Scranton (West Scranton HS)  6-1, 185
WR Neil Walker - Gibsonia (Pine-Richland HS)  6-2, 200
TE Pete Donchez - Bethlehem (Bethlehem Catholic HS)  6-4, 215
TE Doug Fife - Peters (Peters Township HS)  6-5, 215
TE Dave Peck - Wallingford (Strath Haven HS)  6-5, 220
OL Wyatt Bowman - Mechanicsburg (Cumberland Valley HS)  6-6, 310
OL Mark Ciufi - Monroeville (Gateway HS)  6-3, 275
OL Craig Dawson - Greensburg (Central Catholic HS)  6-4, 280
OL Ryan Ehrie - Bethlehem (Freedom HS)  6-7, 300
OL John Krohe - Dravosburg (Norwin HS)  6-5, 275
OL Sean Shannon - Altoona (Altoona HS)  6-5, 330
OL Bill Sugalski - Nanticoke (Nanticoke HS)  6-3, 305
DE John Bedics - Bethlehem (Bethlehem Catholic HS)  6-5, 220
DE Matt Parkhurst - Philadelphia (St. Joseph's Prep)  6-3, 235
LB James Castertano - Lansdale (North Penn HS)  6-2, 225
LB Charron Fisher - Philadelphia (Roman Catholic HS)  6-3, 240
LB Tony DeRiggi - Harmony (Seneca Valley HS)  6-2, 225
LB Brian Tracz - Philadelphia (St. Joseph's Prep)  6-2, 225
CB Dale Calloway - Washington (Washington HS)  5-11, 175
CB Ken Evans - Washington (Washington HS)  6-0, 180
CB Danny Jones - Philadelphia (St. Joseph's Prep)  5-8, 170
DB Marlin Pitts - Broadheadsville (Pleasent Valley HS)  6-1, 195
S Devon Lyons - Pittsburgh (Woodland Hills HS)  6-3, 190
S Andy Taylor - Wyomissing (Wyomissing HS)    6-1, 195
Ath Kevin Akins - Lansdale (North Penn HS)  6-2, 180
Ath Dave Brytus - West Alleghany (West Alleghany HS)  6-3, 225
Ath Mortty Ivy - Monroeville (Gateway HS)  6-2, 200
Ath Ben Maljovic - Warren (Warren HS)  6-3, 200
Ath Joe Marianacci - Exeter (Wyoming Area HS)  6-0, 185
K Tony Bernatos - Mechanicsurg (Central Dauphin HS)  5-10, 230
K Chris Gould - Lock Haven, Pa.  (Central Mountain HS)  5-11, 190
K Gerry McGroarty - Wilkes-Barre (Bishop Hoban HS)  6-0, 180
Pennsylvania's Top 5 Sophomores (April):
1. Justin King
Monroeville (Gateway HS)
6-0, 175
Step-son of former Nittany Lion Terry Smith. Rumored to have a Psu offer.
2. Morgan Thomas
Orefield (Parkland HS)
6-4, 285
Stud lineman opened holes for Austin Scott all year.
3. Ernest Williams
Monassen (Monassen HS)
6-3, 235
Can play FB, RB, TE, DE, LB.  One to keep a serious eye on for the future.
4. Kyle Newell
Bethlehem (Bethlehem Catholic HS)
6-5, 220
Tall, rangy athlete.  Has the frame to add a ton of weight and muscle.
5. David Harvey
Pittsburgh (Penn Hills HS)
6-0, 165
Morelli's top target.  Great speed and outstanding hands.

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