Garrett Vulcano has been a starter for Chartiers-Houston's football team since his freshman year, finishing with over 100 tackles each season.
In the second game of his junior year against Shenange—Vulcano finished with 26 total tackles, including some which went for losses. He also had a sack, and another big play. Despite the big number of tackles, that one play is the thing he's frustrated with the most.
"I should have had an interception returned 95 yards for a touchdown," Vulcano said. "I ran it back all the way, scored. It got called back because of a holding penalty, so it didn't count."
Vulcano, who plays running back on offense, also scored two rushing touchdowns in his team's opening win of the season. Despite his team being in Pennsylvania's smallest classification, there are a number of Division I prospects in his conference who either have played Division I football, have offers or are even committed for 2012.
Chartiers-Houston hosted Clairton last week, who has Pitt commit Trenton Coles and 2013 offered prospect Tyler Boyd. Vulcano could also potentially meet up with Sto-Rox in postseason play, who has Pitt commit Marzett Geter and four-star linebacker Deaysean Rippy.
"We have Serra Catholic and Clairton on our schedule," Vulcano added. "The rest of them will all be tough games too, now that we're in conference play."
Vulcano is also a wrestler, where he came one match away from qualifying for states last season. He's been training with a former state champion, in preparation for his junior season.
As for recruiting, it's still early, but Vulcano did camp at Cincinnati this summer. He went over the summer with his teammates to one of their prospect camps. He anticipates this summer, now that he's experienced one camp, he'll try more.
"We got a little bit out of the camp," Vulcano said. "They gave us some different pointers. One of their coaches is from Greensburg. He was showing us around."