Scout Penn Preps will be releasing its 1st Annual Preseason Pennsylvania All-State Football Team on August 14th. In the meantime, we’ll talk about the players that made the teams and where they were placed (first or second team). Today, we'll talk about the athletes that were selected.
Imhotep Charter's Aamir Brown is arguably the most electrifying player coming back for the 2016 season. Not only is Brown a threat catching the ball, but he is also dangerous at returning kickoff and punt returns. Brown currently has one offer from Rhode Island, but we believe that he'll get more FCS offers and maybe attract a few FBS offers as well. Brown was the star of the show during Imhotep Charter's state championship win over Erie Cathedral Prep in 2015. Brown will be a terror to opposing defenses this fall.
As a sophomore, Isaiah Jones played a big part in LaSalle College winning the 2016 Philadelphia Catholic League AAAA Championship. Jones was a starter on defense at safety and also gave LaSalle a different type of look as their "wildcat" quarterback. With a season under his belt, look for Jones' role to expand in LaSalle's offense. Jones currently has one offer from Temple.
Note: Isaiah Jones currently plays at LaSalle College High School (Gemantown Academy is listed).
Kenny Robinson is a player who is physical on both sides of the ball. Robinson is a tough wide receiver who can make plays down the field and isn't afraid to make plays going across the middle of the field. On defense, he's a tenacious safety that can cover and also come down and make plays in the run game. Robinson's top choices include: Iowa State, Pittsburgh, Toledo, Virginia Tech and West Virginia.
Note: Kenny Robinson currently plays at Imani Christian Academy (University Prep is listed).
When you're talking about who are some of the best players in the state of Pennsylvania, the conversation has to include Pitt commit Paris Ford. During his junior season at Seton-LaSalle, Ford did a ton of damage on both sides of the ball. Offensively, he caught 47 passes for 818 yards and 13 receiving touchdowns. He also added 19 carries for 205 rushing yards and four rushing touchdowns. On defensive, he made 88 tackles (24 tackles for a loss), forced three fumbles and returned two of his five total interceptions for touchdowns. It's a safe bet to say that Ford is going to have a monster senior year at Steel Valley. Ford instantly makes them a state-championship contenders in their classification.
Sean Judge may be the player most under the radar out of these four listed, but he's definitely one of the most dangerous players coming back in 2016. Judge carried the ball 188 times for 1,386 yards and 18 rushing touchdowns. Judge also caught 22 passes for 379 yards and four receiving touchdowns. If that wasn't enough, Judge also caught seven interceptions and collected 59 tackles (17 solo). Judge currently does not have any offers, but if he has another productive season like the one he had in 2016, he should gather serious attention from FCS and Division II schools.
Central Dauphin East athlete Tyshaun Pollard was the jack of all trades on offense during the 2015 season. Pollard rushed for 606 yards and six rushing touchdowns and caught 60 passes for 569 yards and six rushing touchdowns. Pollard will most likely be a wide receiver at the next level but don't be surprised if he gets FCS/Division II looks also as a defensive back.