Perry QB/S Looking For Offer

West Virginia has had great success with players from Pittsburgh's City League over the years. In 2003, yet another Steel City quarterback is interested in the Mountaineer program.

Scott Knapp, a 6-2, 210 pound quarterback from Perry Traditional Academy, is the latest in a long line of City League players to draw interest from WVU. While the Mountaineers haven't offered yet, they will be keeping a close on Knapp as his senior year unfolds.

"I know that West Virginia isn't a school that overlooks the City League," Knapp said. "Some other schools think we're not as good, but WVU knows that we play good football."

The steady senior to be has put up some impressive numbers in his career so far. He has completed 150 of 280 passes for 3526 yards and 51 TDs in two seasons at Perry, while suffering only 10 interceptions, including just three last year. He's also added six rushing scores.

"I'm a little bit more of a dropback passer," Knapp told "My strength is in reading defenses, and I think that shows in my low interception totals."

Knapp also could see action as a free safety on defense this season, which could make him more attractive to colleges.

Knapp was a first team all conference pick at quarterback, and was also the City League's offensive player of the year as a junior. And, as one might expect from his heady play, he was also a first team pick on the Pennsylvania Football News All-Academic team.

Knapp, who attended WVU's junior day last month, termed WVU "a first class operation."

"The coaches were very sincere with me, and I had a good time there."

Knapp, who also plays baseball and plans to rejoing the basketball team this year after taking a couple of seasons off, says that he will probably take all of his visits before making a decision.

"I'm interested in WVU, North Carolina, Michigan State and Princeton right now. I visited all of them this summer, and I attended the passing camp at West Virginia.

"I'll probably wait until after the season before making up my mind."

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