Eastern PA Football : The Ten Hottest Names In The Game
Posted January 2, 2014 10:49 pm
Andre Robinson, courtesy of pennlive.com
Preps.com presents “The Ten Hottest Names In The Game” right now for high school football in Eastern Pennsylvania. Of course, it’s all up for debate. There’s no doubt that the names listed are some of the best recruits in the Class of 2015 for Pennsylvania. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you think there is a player or two that deserves to be on this list.
Andre Robinson – Bishop McDevitt (Harrisburg) – Running Back 5’9”, 205
By the end of 2013, Robinson not only made a case for being the best running back in the Class of 2015 for Pennsylvania, but made a case for being the best running back in Pennsylvania, period. His team fell short in the PIAA Class AAA championship game, but look for Robinson to help carry the Crusaders once again in 2014. He’s surrounded by a talented wide receiving core and a quarterback who should be even better with a year of experience under his belt.
John Reid – St. Joseph’s Prep – Cornerback 5’10”, 180
Reid has been a staple in a lot of my blogs ever since he burst on the scene as a big-time recruit after his freshman year. A target of many big-time schools, Reid saw his touches on the offensive side of the ball increase as well. Reid has always been more advanced than his peers, mastering the art of man-to-man coverage on the varsity level early in his career.
Jon Daniel Runyan – St. Joseph’s Prep – Offensive Lineman
Runyan gave a verbal commitment to the University of Michigan in early 2013.
Josh Adams – Central Bucks South – Running Back 6’1”, 182
A knee injury derailed his junior season, but Adams was most likely on his way to a monster season.
Jay Stocker – Coatesville – Safety 6’2”, 180
While his teammate Daquan Worley deservedly got all the headlines for the Coatesville High School team, Jay Stocker also made a name for himself as well. The junior has become one of the more sought-after safeties in the northeast with offers currently from schools such as Rutgers, Wisconsin, Pittsburgh, and Georgia Tech.
Kyle Shurmur – LaSalle College – Quarterback – 6’4”, 215
The pro-style quarterback currently doesn’t have any offers on the table, but that’s not to say that won’t change in the upcoming months. Shurmur threw for 2,472 yards and 25 touchdowns during the 2013 season campaign.
Nasir Bonner – Imhotep – Running Back 5’10”, 180
Given the fact that he plays in a system where three running backs carry the ball, Bonner is probably not going to put up those “monster” numbers. But judging by some of the offers he has received already, including ones from Arizona State, Rutgers, and Wisconsin to name a few, that may not matter.
Ryan Bucholz – Great Valley – Defensive End
The school he plays for may not be a football power, but that hasn’t stopped college coaches from finding a hidden gem in Great Valley defensive end Ryan Bucholz. Bulcholz currently holds offers from Boston College, Duke, Rutgers, and a few others.
Ryan Bates – Archbishop Wood – Offensive Lineman 6’5”, 280
With lineman like Ryan Bates creating holes for the Archbishop Wood running game, it’s not surprising to see that Wood rarely ran the ball. All one has to do is pop in a tape of the 2013 PIAA Class AAA championship game. Bates is a big cog that makes the Wood running game go. He has over a dozen offers including ones from in-state schools such as Penn State, Temple, and Pitt. Bates is also a national recruit with offers from schools such as Rutgers, Boston College, Miami, South Carolina, and several more.
Saquon Barkley – Whitehall – Running Back 5’11”, 190
Barkley committed to Rutgers earlier this fall. He also held offers from Penn State and Pittsburgh as well. It’s a long ways from signing day 2015. I’m sure there will be other schools looking to offer him as well.
Shareef Miller – Frankford – Defensive End 6’5”, 218
I think Miller is one of the rawest talents on this whole list. He currently holds offers from several schools such as Pittsburgh, Arizona, and Rutgers. I think with some great performances on the “camp circuit”, Miller can make a household name for himself and collect even more offers.