Perry teammates head to UPMC

Perry Traditional Academy has long been one of the most prolific teams in the Pittsburgh City-League. The Panthers had success with former all-everything athlete Rod Rutherford, now they are looking at another pair of Commodores.

Pittsburgh (Pa.) Perry Traditional Academy quarterback Desmond Brentley (6-2, 215, 4.70) is not widely known outside of Western Pa. recruiting circles. Brentley is now seeing his stock rise after a few strong summer camp performances.

"I went to Akron's camp and it went pretty well," Brentley said. "I went back up for an unofficial visit and they offered me a scholarship last week."

Brentley has seen an increase in interest from Pittsburgh and Illinois as of late. Brentley took an unofficial to Pittsburgh on Friday.

"It went real well," Brentley said. "I got to talk to coach Wannstedt. We checked out the facilities and he told me to just be patient and see what happens."

Brentley was previously offered a scholarship this spring by Temple.




Aundre Wright

There's no debate that Da`Rel Scott and Brad Kanuch are fast, they are PIAA gold medalists in track and field. Now put a football in Pittsburgh (Pa.) Perry Traditional Academy wide receiver/cornerback Aundre Wright's hands and you'll see what's called game speed.

The 5-10 and 180-pound speed demon is often on the receiving end of many Desmond Brentley passes. To be exact he caught 25 passes for 900 yards and 11 touchdowns last season. The spectacular season earned Wright first team All-City honors.

Wright has yet to receive his first scholarship, he is aware of why and has taken measures to correct that.

"My grades weren't real good, but I took summer classes to get my grades up."

Wright along with Brentley took an unofficial visit to Pittsburgh on Friday.

"They showed us the locker room, weight room, and the hall of fame room," Wright said." The best part was they were showing us how they break down the offense, how they tape practice and watch it all and break it down."

Wright has run a 4.3 40-yard dash at Pittsburgh's camp and at the annual City-league camp. Recently, he pulled of a repeat performance at Akron's camp.

"I ran a 4.3 there on field turf," Wright said. "The camp was great. It was very well organized and there was some great competition there."


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