Weekend Prospect Recap

Pitt commits Justin Olack, Ben Kline, Jameel Poteat and Terrell Chestnut were just a few players who led their respective teams to victories this past weekend. Olack, a wide receiver commit, and Kline, a linebacker commit, each had over 100 yards receiving.

After falling to Akron Buchtel in week one, Justin Olack helped his Massillon Washington team to a 28-27 win over Glenoak on Thursday night. Olack caught four passes for 117 yards, including an 81-yard touchdown. On the other side of the ball, Glenoak running back Brionte Dunn--a 2012 running back target, rushed for 320 yards on 39 carries, which included touchdown runs of 78, 57 and 32.

In his team's opening game of the season, linebacker commit Ben Kline helped Dallastown to a 17-14 win over Warwick. Kline caught five passes for 112 yards, and also had a 15-yard run in the win. On defense, Kline led the team with 12 tackles.

Desimon Green had nine tackles, including three sacks as Clairton defeated Washington 41-0. On offense, Green completed all five of his passes for 109 yards, and two touchdown passes. Clairton has its home opener next week, against Western Beaver.

Deonte Gibson came up big in St. Edward's 65-25 win over Penn Hills on Friday night. Gibson finished with seven total tackles, three sacks and a forced fumble. His offensive teammate, 2012 lineman Kyle Kalis, who has an offer from Pitt, finished with 11 pancakes on the offensive line. Kalis also blocked a field goal in the win. Kalis picked up an offer from Wisconsin this past week.

Running back commit Jameel Poteat rushed for 91 yards, including a two-yard touchdown, lifting Bishop McDevitt to a 23-0 win over Gateway, in a non-section matchup. Defensive end Noah Spence, a 2012 target with a Pitt offer, finished with two tackles for a loss, three quarterback hurries and a fumble recovery.

Up next for Poteat and Spence, is Central Dauphin, led by Pitt commit Artie Rowell. Rowell anchored a Rams' offensive line that opened the way for 313 yards on the ground in a 49-6 win over Red Lion this past weekend.

Terrell Chestnut played just a few minutes into the third quarter of Pottsgrove's 49-6 win over Mastbaum. Chestnut, and the rest of the starters were pulled after building a 42-6 halftime lead. In one half of play, Chestnut rushed for 37 yards on just four carries, including two touchdowns. He also threw for a touchdown in his limited action.

Cornerback commit Lafayette Pitts went down with an apparent knee injury, and will have an MRI Tuesday to determine the severity of his injury. Pitts' Woodland Hills team hosted the Rally at the Wolvarena this past weekend, where they took on Bradenton (FL) Manatee, losing to the Hurricanes 39-16. Pitts left the game with two minutes to go in the first half, and his team up 9-3. Before going down with the injury, Pitts rushed for 59 yards on 14 carries.

Pitts' teammate Ejuan Price also went down an ankle injury, but is expected to be ready to play next Friday. Quinton Jefferson finished with the game with five tackles.

Another Pitt offer, who had a big game this past weekend, is Darius Jennings, who has Pitt in his top ten. Jennings--a quarterback for Gilman School, sparked his team to an upset win over Olney (MD) Our Lady of Good Counsel, 28-7. Jennings, who is being recruited by most schools as a receiver, rushed for 151 yards and a touchdown. He also threw for another 73 yards and a touchdown pass.

Also in the Maryland area, DeMatha Catholic scored a 45-31 win over Loyola, in a shootout. Pitt commit Sam Collura and top offensive lineman prospect Cyrus Kouandjio opened the way for over 400 yards rushing in the second half, alone, in the win.

Deion Barnes, who recently put Pitt on his list of five official visits for this upcoming fall, finished with seven tackles and two sacks, though his Northeast team lost to Norristown 21-7 in its opener.

Tyler Alt, a 2012 lineman prospect out of Greensburg Central Catholic, was impressive on both sides of the ball in his team‘s 48-0 win over Waynesburg. On the offensive side, Alt paved the way for two 100-yard rushers, and was also credited with seven pancakes. On defense, he finished with seven tackles.

Another 2012 lineman prospect, Upper St. Clair's Ian Park, was instrumental in his team's 24-6 win over Shaler. Park paved the way for 286 yards on the ground, and also was credited with a few pancakes.

Deaysean Rippy, a 2012 linebacker, finished with five tackles on defense, and two receptions for 70 yards and a touchdown in his team's 35-14 win over South Allegheny. Rippy's touchdown reception was a 30-yarder.

New Castle quarterback John Matarazzo, a 2012 prospect, threw for 215 yards, and ran for another 50 yards, in his team's 25-0 win over Butler. Matarazzo didn't throw any touchdown passes, but also didn't throw any interceptions.

Junior running back Julian Durden made his debut for his new school Montour, helping the Spartans to a 35-28 win over Chartiers Valley. Durden rushed for 197 yards and four touchdowns, including long runs of 50 and 45. Chartiers Valley quarterback Wayne Capers, who is getting recruited as a receiver, and has an offer for 2012, threw for 350 yards and three touchdowns, while rushing for another 92 yards, including a 67-yard touchdown.

Durden will meet up next week with fellow 2012 prospect Rushel Shell, out of Hopewell. Hopewell defeated Belle Vernon in its opener, 14-7, behind 173 yards on the ground. Shell accounted for both of the Vikings' touchdowns--a 90-yard kickoff return, and a 79-yard touchdown run.

Archbishop Wood opened up with a 38-23 win over Quakertown. The Vikings have a pair of 2012 targets in running back Desmon Peoples and offensive lineman Frank Taylor. Peoples rushed for 73 yards, while his brother Brandon rushed for 130 yards and two scores, all behind Taylor's blocking.

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