The WPIAL football Class of 2020 is already looking promising and seems capable of producing multiple Division-I players.
One of the players that’s starting to receive more and more attention is Seneca Valley center Josh Kaltenberger.
In the last couple of weeks, Kaltenberger (6’5″, 280) has received his first D-I offers from Ball State, Toledo and Miami of Ohio.
The offers were obviously a really big deal for him.
“I’m very excited,” Kaltenberger told Pittsburgh Sports Now. “It’s just been a great experience so far and I give glory to God for all of this. When I recently attended Junior Day at Miami of Ohio, a lot of kids there already had offers and as my mom and I drove home, we kind of felt like we where behind a bit because I didn’t have any offers at the time. This was all new to me and I was just wondering how this all is going to happen, how’s it going to work. I just remained patient, kept working and prayed every night and it’s worked out, It’s been awesome.”
Kaltenberger tells me that coaches that he’s heard from so far like his aggression on the field and the way that he plays every play to the whistle.
“Basically, I want to work on anything and everything,” said Kaltenberger. “First and foremost, it’s about the team and trying to get back to Heinz Field and be that championship team. Personally, right now I’m 6’5″, 280 and I’d like to put on more weight, I’m not sure how much more. I want for it to be good weight not fat, just muscle weight so I can maybe get up to 290, 295 next year. I also want to work a lot in the gym with weights, squatting, dead-lifting so I can get all my numbers up. I like my current numbers but there’s always room for improvement.”
Kaltenberger has improved enough and shown enough potential that he’s just received an invitation to attend Pitt’s Junior Day this coming Saturday. In the last week, both Rob Harley and Pat Narduzzi have been to Seneca Valley to check on him.
“An offer from Pitt would mean a lot to me because I’ve grown up watching them ever since I was a kid,” said Kaltenberger. “It’s the hometown team, it’s Pitt and it would be great. However in my opinion, getting an offer from anyone to play football at any collegiate level it would be great. Football is football. While some schools are obviously bigger than others, getting a chance to play college football would be a blessing.”