Viking kicker/punter looking for an opportunity

Post-season accolades are a nice thing, but they are not always easy to come by. Especially when the player in your conference who plays your position is an All-State player, and made every all-star team in Pennsylvania, such as West Allegheny K/P Dave Brytus who will be kicking for Purdue this fall. That was the situation K/P Anthony Piccirilli 6-0, 220 Hopewell High School, Hopewell PA found himself in last season.

Anthony Piccirilli was an honorable mention selection Parkway Conference All-Star after averaging 44.8 yards per punt. He kicked off and had 12 touchbacks and was 3 out of 4 on his field goal attempts with a long of 34 yards. On extra point tries he was 19 of 21 and had 2 blocked; he's kicked from as far as 63 yards in practice and is consistent from 50 yards and in. Penn State, Wisconsin, Syracuse, West Virginia, LSU, Auburn, and Kentucky have all shown an interest in Anthony.

"I've always been a pretty big Penn State fan, so I'd say right now they would be my favorite."

Besides Penn State Anthony favors Pittsburgh, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Virginia Tech.

Piccirilli is a National Honor Society student with a 3.66/4.00 average. He has scored 1220 on his SATS and a 28 on his ACT. Anthony was good enough that he had an offer last year to attend a school, it was accidental but it happened nonetheless.

"NC State called me and told me they wanted me as a preferred walk-on, I told them I was only a junior. It was funny but it was nice that they thought that highly of me."

Anthony will attend the MSL Combine at Cincinnati, A-K Recruiting camp, and Metro-Index. This summer Piccirilli will be attending several camps including Penn State, Pittsburgh, Michigan, Syracuse, West Virginia, and possibly some camps in the Big Ten Conference.


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