Lots Of Interest In PA QB

A long list of schools have made the trip to Berwick High School to show their interest in quarterback Frank Jankowski. Frank talks about the recruiting process. (2 pics included)

Name: Frank Jankowski
Position: QB
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 200 pounds
40-yard dash: 4.6
Bench Press: 275 pounds
School: Berwick Area High, Berwick, PA

Frank Jankowski will be a 4-year starter at quarterback for Berwick this coming season.  Last year, Jankowski completed nearly 60% of his passes for 2,090 yards and 20 touchdowns.  He also ran for an additional 617 yards and 8 touchdowns.

"I think I give a defense something to be concerned about because I can pass, but I can also run," Frank said.  "I like to do both.  Obviously, being a quarterback, I'm pass first run second, but I can do both."

As a result of his impressive junior season, Jankowski was named 1st Team All-Conference and All-Anthracite.

Jankowski's strong arm is also a weapon for the Berwick baseball team.  He plays both pitcher and center-fielder and possess a low 90's fastball.

However, it's his ability on the gridiron that is garnering him the most attention right now.

PA QB Frank Jankowski"I don't have any official offers at this point, but I'm expecting them.   A bunch of teams have been in to see me so far: Penn State, Indiana, Maryland, Wisconsin, Purdue, Notre Dame, Northwestern, Georgia Tech, Vanderbilt, Uconn, Rutgers and Syracuse.  Miami is coming too."

Frank grew up "a fan in general of college football" and does not have any early favorites.

"I don't have any favorites at this point.  I think it's a little too early for me.  I haven't narrowed things down yet."

Frank has also begun receiving calls from college coaches.

"I've talked to a few of them: Rutgers, Vanderbilt and Indiana.  All of the other schools said that they were going to call me later this month."

He did not attend the Nike Camp at Penn State last month due to a baseball commitment, but he did attend the Blue-White game.

"I went to Syracuse' junior day.  I couldn't make Penn State's because our baseball team went to Florida for spring training.  I visited Pitt and Penn State during the last school year.  I watched Penn State practice with my coach one of the last weeks before the Blue-White game."

Jankowski also visited Rutgers for a photo shoot.

Dick Anderson is recruiting Frank for Penn State.

"I got a good feel for some of the coaches.  They're real good guys.  They (Dick Anderson and Jay Paterno) said that I was right in the mix, the top couple of quarterbacks they're recruiting, and that they're just going through the evaluation process right now."

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