Capers Looks Forward To Offers

We're less than a week away from the first day that prospects from the 2012 recruiting class can receive official written offers. One of the top juniors from the WPIAL, who is expected to receive a few early written offers, is Chartiers Valley's Wayne Capers. Capers is the Colts' quarterback, but is already expecting to receive interest as a wide receiver.

Wayne Capers has been Chartiers Valley's starting quarterback going back to his freshman year. He only started the first five games of his sophomore year, before going down with a foot injury. Despite the injury, it hasn't seemed to interrupt deter college coaches from coming in.

Capers has taken a few unofficial visits to Pitt, and worked out at the Nike camp in Columbus last spring, as well as the FBU camp over the summer.

In just five games, Capers accounted for just under 900 yards of total offense. Based that limisted sophomore year film that was available, colleges have already expressed an interest, including a few verbal offers.

"Pitt, Penn State, and a little bit from West Virginia," Capers said, referring to the schools sending the most interest. "I think Maryland Penn State and Pitt have verbally offered scholarships. We'll see if that follows through. Right now, I'm focusing on my school work, and trying to focus on my team. I'm trying not to get caught up in the recruiting."

Capers said he went to Pitt a couple times last year, including an unofficial visit to Pitt for the Notre Dame game last year, as well as the spring game.

"I like Pitt, I like Coach Gattuso and everything," Capers said. "They'd love to see me at Heinz field. My family is close with the coaches. It's just a family thing right there, if I would go to Pitt. We still don't know yet."

At 6-1, 190, Capers is the quarterback for Chartiers Valley's Wing-T offense, Capers is a strong dual-threat quarterback for the Colts, who also plays basketball, and is considering playing lacrosse for the Colts in the spring. He's already looking at playing receiver at the next level.

"I think that would be awesome," Capers said. "I love catching the ball, one of things I do the best. I'm just excited to play next level if get a chance."

Capers may also see some time at cornerback on defense.

"They're going to let me play a little corner," Capers said. "I don't know how long it will last."

Chartiers Valley will scrimmage Aliquippa this Friday, then will open its season against Montour, a team that includes 2012 standouts Dillon Buechel, running back Julian Durden and offensive lineman Dominic Martinelli as well as 2010 lineman Austin Heter.


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