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WPIAL Profiles: Peters Township 2025 Prospect Nick McCullough

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WPIAL Profiles Nick McCullough

Nick McCullough — Peters Township

Primary Position(s): Wide receiver/Defensive back

Class: 2025

Heigh: 6-foot Weight: 175 pounds

Sophomore Stats: 500 + rec. yds. | 6 TDs | 52 tackles | 5 INTs | 6 TFLs| 24 PBUs

X: @NMcCullough23

Q&A

Other sports? Basketball.

Favorite hobby outside of football? Hunting.

Favorite type of song, music or artist to get you ready for a game? Rap/Lil Baby.

What’s your pregame routines/superstitions? Go to the trainers’ room to get my body right, watch a little film and go over the game plan with my team.

Favorite gameday meal? Chicken, rice, fruit and lots of water.

Favorite NFL player to watch? George Pickens.

Something people don’t know about you that they would be surprised to know? I can dunk a basketball two-handed.

Favorite high school football moment so far? Winning the WPIAL Championship with my team.

Biggest mentor and why? My dad because he played the game and has always supported/guided me throughout my entire life.

Describe yourself on the field: Shutdown corner and an elusive receiver, who can play both outside and slot.

What are your goals this offseason? Become better than what I was last year whether it’s improving my skills or being a better leader for my team.

Offers? Davidson, Brown, Duquesne, Robert Morris, Bucknell.

What’s the recruiting process been like? My recruiting process has gone very well for me. I’m very grateful for all the opportunities God has blessed me with and can’t wait to see what the future holds.

Coach Talk

“Defensively, he’ll be a two-year starter for us. He’s got tremendous body control, he’s athletic, he’s got makeup speed, he can jump, he’s got great coverage skills. He’s an athlete that we trust on an island and he’s very capable. Offensively, I think he’s going to have a big year. He’s got tremendous speed and is one of the fastest kids I’ve coached at Peters Township. He’s long and a tremendous athlete. With his ability to play either side of the ball with that athletic ability really makes him attractive to other schools.”   — Peters Township head coach TJ Plack 

Film

McCullough was a key part of Peters Township’s first-ever WPIAL title in 2023. As a wideout, McCullough is a threat both inside and out. Has great ball skills and does an outstanding job generating yards after the catch with his breakaway speed. He can simply take the top off of any defense. On the defensive side of the ball, McCullough is a lockdown defensive back who plays soundly in man coverage. He reads the quarterback well and is a takeaway threat. Also does a nice job at sniffing out the run and coming up to make tackles.

Sandy Schall, Coldwell Banker
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