Plum’s Jacob Tecak Looks to Follow In Head Coaches Footsteps
Posted February 8, 2014 12:32 pm
Photo courtesy of Plum Sports Hall of Fame
It’s still early in the game, but the Class of 2016 in Western Pa may be one of the greatest classes the WPIAL has seen in decades. Just glancing through prospects we’ve already stumbled across various blue chip prospects like Central Catholic’s Damar Hamlin, Woodland Hills Miles Sanders, Clairton’s Aaron Matthew’s, and Aliquippa’s Kaezon Pugh just to name a few. With 2014 national signing day in the rear view mirror, coaches now set their sites on the Class of 2015 and start vetting through elite Class of 2016 prospects.
Current Mustang head coach Matt Morgan took on a tall task when accepting the role to lead Plum football from WPIAL bottom feeder back to the years when they made the WPIAL playoffs two times, battling their way through the powerhouses of the old WPIAL Class AAAA Quad East Conference. Fortunately for Morgan he was blessed with a young team and a 6’5 335 pound anchor named Jacob Tecak to build the program for the future. Morgan who attended the University of Pittsburgh after receiving honors that included Pittsburgh Post-Gazette “Fabulous 22”, Pittsburgh Tribune Review/Fox Sports “Terrific 25”, and the Big 33 Football Classics. Along with stints with the Buffalo Bills and St. Louis Rams, a blue chip lineman couldn’t ask for a better teacher.
It’s been awhile since college recruiters needed to pay a visit to Plum High School, but “Big Jake” is going to change all of that real fast. With his massive frame and impressive athleticism, Tecak will be battling with Woodlands Hills Amon Youngblood to be named top offensive lineman in the WPIAL and maybe even the whole midwest and northeast region in the class of 2016. When you see a kid with this sort or size and athleticism it can do nothing, but put a huge smile on your face. Players like Baldwin’s Sterling Jenkins have been beneficiaries of possessing the size and athleticism that earns you BCS scholarships from all over the country. Unlike most positions in football, offensive line is one of the few places where a coach can invest a significant amount on upside. With a head coach that’s protected and blocked for NFL quarterbacks and running backs, there’s no telling how polished Tecak could be by time he becomes a college freshman. Preps.com will continue to keep you posted on Jake’s progress along with other class of 2015 and 16′ players from all over the region.