Will Pitt Offer Speedy In-State CB/WR?

Johnstown (Pa.) Westmont Hilltop cornerback/wide receiver Brad Kanuch (6-0, 182, 4.35) faces more pressure then most high school athletes. His brother Jim is a red shirt senior at Penn State, his Uncle Tom Bradley is the defensive coordinator for the Nittany Lions and one of the most successful recruiters in the nation.

The Nittany Lions are among a group of seven schools that have offered Kanuch a scholarship the others include Maryland, Boston College, Virginia, Akron, Kent State, and Eastern Michigan. He has received interest from Connecticut, Iowa, North Carolina, Notre dame, and Toledo. Kanuch has taken unofficial visits to Akron, Maryland, Pittsburgh, Boston College, and Penn State.

Akron: "I liked it. They have really nice facilities and it's a program on the rise. I think I could play early there."

Maryland: "I liked the campus and the coaches. It's a good program."

Pittsburgh: "I watched spring practice. They have really nice facilities and the coaches Wannstedt, Rhoades, and Hill were nice."

Boston College: "I went to a junior day there it was nice. They have a beautiful campus and a nice weight room. It was just a nice place in general."

Penn State: "I grew up around Penn State, so there was really nothing new to see. I got to know the coaches on more of a personal level. My brother Jim is there, and my Uncle Tom Bradley so there's a little bit of pressure to go to Penn State, Me and Tom talked about a lot of things but it was more of a personal type of chat."

Despite the heavy tie's to Penn State, Kanuch will take his time and pick the program that he feels best suits his needs.

"I just want to go somewhere I can have fun and play early," Kanuch said. "It will be important to me as to how well I fit in with the team."

As a junior, Kanuch earned first team All-Area honors. He carried 172 times for 1,400 yards and five touchdowns. The versatile playmaker caught 14 passes for 250 yards and five touchdowns. On defense he registered 55 tackles and five interceptions.


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