How important is it for college teams to land recruits from their “backyard”? That’s a question that can be debated. What can’t be debated is the importance of landing WPIAL recruits in 2016 and 2017.
The elite talent in the area over the next 2 is enormous and the Pitt coaching staff has to get good grades for the job they did in 2016.
As soon as they got hired, Pat Narduzzi and his staff made it a huge priority to be very visible in Western Pennsylvania. The time and effort put in is proving to be beneficial. Not only are they getting commitments from WPIAL kids, they’re beating really good programs to do so.
Aliquippa’s Kaezon Pugh
Here is a list of top Western Pa players and who they’ve given a commitment to:
- Miles Sanders, RB, Woodland Hills (Penn State)
2) Damar Hamlin, CB, Central Catholic (Pitt)
3) Kaezon Pugh, RB/LB, Aliquippa (Pitt)
4) Khaleke Hudson, S/LB, McKeesport (Michigan)
5) Therran Coleman, CB, Brashear (Pitt)
6) Aaron Mathews, WR, Clairton (Pitt)
7) Aidan Howard, WR, Gateway (Virginia)
8) Jo-El Shaw, RB , Woodland Hills (Syracuse )
9) Rashad Wheeler, DT, Central Catholic (Pitt)
10) Brandon Ford, OL, Upper St. Clair (Pitt)
11) Bricen Garner, S, Central Catholic (Pitt)
12) James Jackson, Athlete, Allderdice (Toledo)
13) Tim Jackson, Athlete, Alldedice (undecided)
14) Logan Thimons, LB, Freeport (West Virginia)
15) Ronnie Jones, RB, Central Catholic (Toledo)
Tomorrow I’ll have a list of the Top 25 2017 prospects in the state of Pennsylvania.