Panthers looking at Penn Hills star

Most Pittsburgh fans cringe at the thought of the debacle that occurred in February on National Letter Of Intent Day. That was the day that native son Anthony Morelli chose Penn State after a long courtship and a verbal commitment to the Panthers. That is water under the bridge now, and Pittsburgh is still recruiting Penn Hills High School.

Running Back Kenny Lewis (6-0, 183, 4.4) Penn Hills High School, Pa has been told by several schools that they would like to offer him including Pittsburgh, Notre Dame, Penn State, Indiana, and West Virginia. Why haven't they?

"They are all waiting for my SAT scores. I took the test on June 5th and haven't gotten them back yet. Once all my academic stuff is in order the schools said they'd offer," said Lewis.

Lewis has also heard from Maryland, North Carolina, Michigan State, Michigan, and Boston College. Boston College has found its way onto his favorites list.

"Akida McClain is my boy, he's going there to play basketball, so it would be nice to go there together."

Others whom Lewis has an interest in include Pittsburgh, Maryland, West Virginia, and Wisconsin. Lewis has been to Oakland several times to check out the Panthers.

"I went to a few games there last fall, my team went to the passing camp. They are close to home and I'm definitely interested in them."

Lewis ran for over 1,000 yards and scored 12 touchdowns for Penn Hills, despite missing some games due to a shoulder sprain. His numbers were good enough to earn him All-Conference honors. Do the Panther faithful have to worry about another incident with a Penn Hills recruit this year?

"Anthony will have no bearing on my decision at all. I'm going to do what's best for me."

Lewis attended the Nike camp at Penn State and the Metro-Index camp.

Penn Hills lost key performers in Anthony Morelli and Joe Prokopik who will both continue their careers at Penn State. The Indians do return Lewis, Ed Collington, David Harvey, James Cole, and several others to the fold in 2004.

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