In March, Pittsburgh, Pa. Penn Hills High School won the PIAA Class AAAA state basketball championship. David Harvey played a starring role in that game.
After that game, Penn Hills basketball coach Jim Rocco was glowing in his description of Harvey's value to the Indians two highly successful sports programs.
"David is the best big-play guy on the football team," Rocco said. "And you know what, he's the best big-play guy on our basketball team as well. He just has a knack for hitting big home runs in both sports. Just big, big plays constantly. That's the kind of athlete he is. He can drive you crazy because occasionally he'll strike out, but without his home runs we're not state champions.
"We want him to be active for 32 minutes because when he's active, great things happen for us."
I caught up with Penn Hills football coach Neil Gordon to ask about Harvey's pigskin exploits.
"David is a 6-1 180lbs. WR who had 45 catches for 756 yards and 9 TD's as Anthony Morelli's main pass target. He played cornerback for us, was the holder on PAT's, the protector on punts, and he was our main return man on punts and kickoffs".
When asked to describe what kind of athlete David is, Coach Gordon was quick to respond, "Phenomenal! David is one of the best athletes to ever come thru here. He's bigtime D1"!
I did not have a lot of time to talk with coach Gordon, but I did find out that David will be attending the Penn State Nike Camp on May 15th before deciding which summer camps he'll attend.
When asked about college recruiting, coach Gordon told me, "David is getting mail from 25 schools right now". Coach Gordon was not real specific on which schools were among that group, but he did mention Penn State and Pitt being heavily involved with Harvey.
Coach Gordon did not mention any schools as having offered just yet, but he feels some are very close to offering this spring.
Does David Harvey have a favorite?
"Right now he's open to all schools".
Penn State WR Target - David Harvey
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