Local QB Gets Pitt Offer

After losing out on Penn Hills star Anthony Morelli, and the defection of red shirt Sophomore Luke Getsy the Panthers have a definite need for a QB in this years recruiting class.

Next season the Panthers will only have 2 scholarship QB's on the roster. Tyler Palko will be a red shirt junior and Joe Flacco will be a red shirt sophomore. With their latest offer the Panther's appear to looking locally to patch the hole in the roster. Late last week the Panthers offered Pittsburgh Central Catholic quarterback Shane Murray (6-3, 195, 4.58).

"Coach Junko informed me late last week that Pittsburgh was offering me a scholarship," said Murray

Murray is a very intriguing prospect he reminds a lot of people of the great QB's from Western Pennsylvania. The way he takes control of the huddle, and makes a very limited number of mistakes. Murray has that aura about him that makes his teammates feel like they are in the game no matter what the circumstances are.

"Coach Junko informed me late last week that Pittsburgh was offering me a scholarship Last season as a junior Murray led the Vikings to the PIAA Class AAAA title game where North Penn defeated them. He threw for 1,400 yards, and 11 touchdowns, while throwing only 5 interceptions. The athletic Murray ran for another 630 yards and 7 touchdowns. This year The Vikings are nationally ranked and (6-0). Murray has thrown for 660 yards and 9 touchdowns.

Prior to his offer from the Panthers the only other school that offered was D-1AA Richmond. Murray tends to get overshadowed by the accomplishments of teammates such as Eugene Jarvis, and the fact that the Vikings run the majority of the time. Murray is also a D-1 prospect at safety. This year he has intercepted 2 passes; the majority of the time opponents avoid the middle of the field.

Shane has been receiving the most interest from Eastern Michigan, Pittsburgh, Richmond, Hofstra, and William & Mary. Shane hasn't had time to check out any college games but he does intend on making it to a Pitt game in the near future and possibly a Richmond game.

"I'm not real concerned whether I go to a D-1 school or not. I want to got to the place where I feel the most comfortable at."

Murray has not even begun thinking about visits or recruiting at all for the most part.

"I'm focused on winning a state championship, I'll take visits after the season is over." Murray is very happy that the hometown team has offered.

"Its great Pittsburgh has a good team and it's a great academic school. It's nice knowing that I have the offer and I don't have to worry about it anymore."

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