Here's a Q&A session I had with his head coach, Jeff Beltz. We talked about Rory's vital stats, accomplishments, and where he stands right now as far as offers go.
Q: What are Rory's height, weight, and 40 time?
Beltz: 6-5, 240, and he runs a 4.8 40-yard dash.
Q: What positions does he play and how many years has he been a starter?
Beltz: He is a two-year starter. He has started at tight end and outside linebacker (standup defensive end). Most schools are recruiting him as a tight end.
Q: What are his stats from his junior season?
Beltz: He has 12 catches for 168 yards and 1 TD. On defense, he totaled 68 tackles, 4.5 sacks, 2 interceptions, and 1 TD return.
Q: What are his lifting stats?
Beltz: He has benched pressed 270 pounds and squatted 420 pounds.
Q: Which schools have offered him and does he have any favorites at this time?
Beltz: Syracuse, Pitt, Toledo, West Virginia, Akron, Maryland, Duke, and North Carolina have all offered. At this point he doesn't have a favorite.
Q: What awards has he been selected for?
Beltz: He was named 3rd team All-State by PA Football News at outside linebacker. He was also named 1st team All-Conference - both sides of the football. Rory helped lead the team to a 10-2 record last season and the WPIAL playoff semi-finals.
Q: Duke has offered, so the grades must be good!
Beltz: Yes, he has a 3.4 GPA and a 1020 SAT score already.
Thanks again to Beaver Area High School head coach Jeff Beltz, and best of luck in the upcoming football season.