Vol 2: Where Are They Now?
Posted July 8, 2013 4:22 pm
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Preps.com a few months back updated WPIAL fans on players from the past in our “Where Are They Now” series. Players like Aaron Donald, Dorian Bell, and Will Clarke were showcased in our first article. This week we’ll reintroduce you to some WPIAL alum, that you may see in some ESPN highlights this fall.
University of Arizona: Wayne Capers- Although injury hampered Capers throughout his high school career, anyone that got to see his ridiculous athleticism in person knew he was destine for stardom, if his body allowed. Now entering his sophomore campaign with Rich Rod and the Arizona Wildcats, Capers looks to improve after closing out the season as the starter in the bowl game against Nevada. Wayne played well in the game, logging in a total of 12 stops, being one of only six true freshman to get playing team on the Wildcats defense. Wayne may have been one of the most explosive athletes in the country his senior year of high school, so don’t be surprised to see him building on his freshman performance and putting himself in position to follow his NFL fathers footsteps.
Eastern Michigan: Dustin Creel- “Unreal Creel” proved himself during the spring and summer circuit his junior year and solidified himself as a bona fide D1 prospect. The Western Beaver grad, went through a stressful process, but eventually landed with Ron English at Eastern Michigan. Creel wasted no time proving he was worth the scholarship, opening up the season as a starting receiver for the Eagles. Now a sophomore, Dustin will be expecting more opportunities to make plays with the Eagles new spread offense. At almost 6’3 220 don’t be surprised to see the sure handed pass catcher become one of the MAC’s top receivers and give opposing coaches nightmares after shafting him in the recruiting process.
Purdue: Armstead Williams- In our first article we updated you on Gateway All-American linebacker, Dorian Bell. This time around we’ll reintroduce you to another Gator that didn’t receive quite as much press, but certainly has all the tools to become a big time backer. Armstead Williams made his pledge to Purdue after receiving offers from various BCS schools and has done a great job getting acclimated to the college lifestyle. Williams, now a red-shirt sophomore should be in the linebacker rotation for new Purdue head ball coach, Darrell Hazell. Armstead was one of Preps.com’s favorite linebackers, due to his range, athleticism, and aggression. We at Preps.com are extremely excited to see how Armstead progresses throughout his career and hopefully assists Coach Hazell in solidifying himself as one of the more impressive college football coaches in the country.
California University of Pennsylvania: Desimon Green- After having a few stops, before finally arriving at Cal U, Desimon Green sat out a year and now has Vulcan’s coaches raving about his ability. Once the signal caller for powerhouse Clairton, Green is now showcasing his athletic ability lining up as a tight end for the D2 powerhouse. The 6’5 240lb playmaker showed his capabilities as a receiver, catching various balls in the Chesapeake Bowl a few years back and now looks to get back to his winning ways, with a loaded up Cal U program. With his NFL size and athleticism, the only person that can stop Desimon from being a force in the PSAC and follow other Cal U grads to the NFL is himself. Don’t be surprised to start seeing Desimon’s name in the local papers for putting up ludicrous numbers the next few years.
This is just a few more updates on some guys we all loved watching on Friday Nights. Preps.com will continue to keep you updated on some of the WPIAL’s finest of the past. Until next time.