The Ambridge Bridger football program regularly produced D-1 talent in the 80’s and early 90’s. After a long dry-spell, the Bridgers look to have some talent in the district.
One name to keep an eye on is Isaiah McNair (Class of 2018).
McNair (5-10) is a sophomore wide receiver/safety for the Ambridge and was the leading receiver for the Bridgers (377 yards, 2 TD’s).
Despite being only a sophomore, McNair is getting some early interest from schools.
“I’ve talked to Coach Smith at Penn State. He invited me to a game thru my head coach”, said McNair. “Penn State was a very big school. The thing that stuck out to me is that you can have tutors to help you with your work no matter what and that’s good. Plus, there are so many different course you can take there.”
“I also want to get to visit schools like Pitt, Robert Morris, Cincinnati and Youngstown State.”
As of now, McNair hasn’t received an feelers from Pitt but tells me that he hopes to make it on their recruiting radar. He’s impressed at the job Coach Narduzzi has done in just one season.
I asked McNair what type of feedback he’s getting from schools.
“Coaches say that I’m a good kid. Very positive personality and I take care of my business in school”, said McNair. And they also say I’m a leader on the field.”
“My biggest strength on the field is my speed. I’m not the biggest player but I know how to tackle, I’m fast and not so easy to bring down”, said McNair.
McNair tells me that his favorite player and person that he patterns his game after is Notre Dame wide receiver Will Fuller.
Between now and next football season, McNair has a plan to get better and noticed by more schools.
“I’m feeling excited becuase I’m going to come back faster, stronger and I’m going to recognize the game a lot more and pick up so much more stuff from experience.
All the best to Ambridge wide receiver Isaiah McNair. We’ll be sure to follow him.