Wiz Senior Season Wrap

The latest in a long line of Pittsburgh standouts, Stefen Wisniewski, became Penn State's most recent Class of 2007 member this weekend. The Scout four-star lineman had and impressive season for Pittsburgh Central Catholic to close out his high school career.

Stefen Wisniewski led his Central Catholic team to a 10-1 regular season and the WPIAL Class AAAA quarterfinals, where his Vikings were defeated by Penn Hills 14-6 in the semifinal clash. Wisniewski has been a two-way impact player for his Central tema throughout his high school career and was one of only two sophomore starters during their 2004 undefeated PIAA championship season.

Considered by many to be the best two way lineman in Pennsylvania, Wisniewski is the 13th member of Penn State's Class of 2007. At 6-foot-3, 270 pounds, he has received a myriad of honors over the course of his career. As a junior at DT he had 64 tackles (including 10 for a loss) and six sacks while at OG he blocked for a primary back that gained nearly 2100 yards on the ground. This two-way performance earned him a first team Class AAAA Associated Press All-State selection, a Pittsburgh Tribune-Review "Terrific 25" pick and spot on the All-WPIAL team.

This season Wisniewski led a line that helped his PCC offense average 28 points per game, while defensively they only gave up 10 points per game. As a senior he was a preseason All-American on a variety of lists and is already a Pittsburgh Post Gazette "Fabulous 22" selection and a U.S. Army All-American.

Ranked the No. 5 guard in the country by Scout, Wisniewski had more than 20 scholarship offers from programs like Boston College, Northwestern, North Carolina and Michigan. He visited State College for the Lions' game against Illinois.

Wisniewski is an exceptional run and pass blocker. As a run blocker he has shown the ability break open the line, get to the second level and knock down linebackers. He is also sharp in the classroom, ranked in the top three of his graduating class.

When FOS asked him about his decision to follow his father and uncle to Penn State he said, "The more I thought about it, the more I thought Penn State was the place. They are two very different schools. B.C. is a small, private school. Penn State is a big state school. I liked a lot of things from both places. It just ended up Penn State was the place."

Get senior season updates on the other commitments to Penn State's Class of 2007:

Ryan Breen
Josh Marks
Stephfon Green
Andrew Szczerba
Kevion Latham
Quinn Barham
Nate Stupar
Nick Sukay
Jon Ditto
Andrew Dailey
Chris Colasanti


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