Recruiting Notes

DeMatha Catholic (MD) has built up a reputation of being a breeding ground for D-1 football talent.

Several DeMatha players from this year's team have made verbal commitments to the schools of their choosing. College coaches are not done yet, as more DeMatha players are still being recruited including massive offensive lineman Joe Muldoon (6-6, 270, 5.0).

To his knowledge Muldoon has yet to receive an offer.

"Coach McGregor gets all that information so I'm not sure if I have any or not, he hasn't said anything," said Muldoon

Muldoon has been receiving calls and interest from Marshall, Connecticut, Vanderbilt, Pittsburgh, Army, Navy, and Villanova.

"I just sent out some senior tape a week ago so I should be hearing something soon."

As a junior Muldoon earned 3rd team All-WCAC and Honorable Mention All-State honors.

Muldoon has made a few trips to the New England states this year as he attended camp at Boston College and attended the Connecticut/Duke game in September.

The DeMatha lineman holds his ground in the classroom as well with a 3.2 core GPA and a 1040 SAT score.

Former Heisman Is Helpful

Three teams are at the top of the list right now, but the hometown team is gaining ground for Duquesne (PA) running back Shane Brooks (5-11, 218, 4.6). Brooks is currently favoring Virginia, Maryland, and Wisconsin. The University of Pittsburgh used to be an after thought, now after reeling off some impressive victories the Panthers are back in the running.

Brooks has been to two Pittsburgh home games this season Ohio/Pitt, and Boston College/Pitt and has come away impressed.

"They seem like they are starting to put something together over there," said Brooks

One large reason for the sudden rise of Pittsburgh in the Brooks sweepstakes is the fact that former Heisman Trophy winner Tony Dorsett has been rumored to trying to help the program back to it's glory days.

"When I heard that story going around I said Mr. Dorsett can talk to me any day of the week, and it will definitely boost Pitt up the ladder."

Brooks has yet to schedule any official visits as he concentrates on more important tasks. The Dukes (8-2) will battle South Side Beaver Saturday night at Avonworth in a WPIAL Class A second round playoff game. This season Brooks has run for 1,385 yards and 12 touchdowns.

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