Penn State Target Josh Adams Part of Suburban One Conference “HOT 16” List
Posted August 9, 2013 11:40 pm
Picture of Josh Adams (Central Bucks South) by phillyburbs.com
Preps.com drops its Suburban One National Conference “HOT 16” for the 2013 season. These are sixteen football players from the Suburban One Conference that we think will have either a break-out season or continue their all-league worthy performances from the 2012 season. While this is not necessarily the best 16 players, it’s pretty close to it.
In Alphabetical Order
Alex Archangeli – Linebacker – Bensalem – Class of 2015 – 6’0”, 200 LBS
Archangeli earned a place on the Suburban One National 1st Team Defensive as a Linebacker. He also is a bruiser at the running back position. Archangeli is a good blitzer from the middle linebacker position and that enables him to make a lot of tackles in the backfield as a result.
Alex Nicolas – Lineman – Neshaminy – Class of 2014
Alex Jordan – Lineman – Central Bucks East – Class of 2015 – 6’2”, 270
Jordan is one of the best up and coming linemen in the conference. He’s a strong kid and an excellent blocker in the run-game. When he trap-blocks from his guard position, it usually ends up with him getting a “pancake”. Jordan is also a defensive tackle.
Brandon McIlwain – Quarterback – Council Rock North – Class of 2016 – 6’1”, 190
Brandon McIlwain, a sophomore football player for Council Rock North, is the next big-time quarterback prospect out of Pennsylvania. The 6’1″, 190 pound dual-threat quarterback is only going into his sophomore year, but he has superstar player written all over him. During his freshman season of high school football, McIlwain passed for 1,370 yards and 9 touchdowns. He also added in 715 rushing yards and 11 touchdowns to the mix. Hey, even Temple knows the deal as they were the first to give him a football scholarship offer.
Craig Reynolds – Athlete – Abington – Class of 2014 – 5’9”, 190
Reynolds ran for 1,354 yards and 12 touchdowns during the 2012 season. Reynolds has added on some muscle during the offseason and recently ran a 4.5 forty-yard-dash time at Villanova and Massachusetts during their prospect camps. Reynolds has good vision and with the improved speed, should take the spot of top running back in the Suburban One football conference.
Denny Lord – Linebacker – Neshaminy – Class of 2014 – 6’1”, 210
Lord earned all-league honors during the 2012 season. Primarily used as a rush end, Lord is a high energy guy who also brings a good amount of physicality to his game. Lord also plays fullback for the Redskins and is a legit threat to more than just block from that position.
Frank Tranzilli – Lineman – North Penn – Class of 2015 – 6’2”, 270
Jake Clark – Lineman – Abington – Class of 2014
Josh Adams – Central Bucks South – Class of 2015 6’2, 200
Adams burst on the scene as a sophomore as he ran for over 2,000 yards and 28 rushing touchdowns. He’s a big kid with a mean stride once he gets out in the open with the football. His ability to run between the tackles should not go unnoticed either. He still has two more years to grow and become an outside linebacker prospect as well before it’s all said and done. He currently has offers from over 10 schools including Notre Dame, Stanford, and Penn State.
Luke Carrezolo – Defensive/Tight End – Neshaminy – Class of 2014- 6’3”, 245
Carrezola committed to Connecticut back in late June. His only other offer was from Temple. I’m still not sure why those were his only two offers. The truth is, this kid was highly under-recruited in my opinion. As a tight end, he’s one of the better ones I’ve seen in Pennsylvania. He’s a legit receiving threat and is an excellent run-blocker. He’s a real aggressive player who I think is talented enough to be all-state this year.
Matt Magdelinskas – Running Back – Neshaminy – Class of 2015
Manny Fisher – Defensive End/Running Back – Truman – Class of 2014 – 6’3”, 235
He may be the most slept-on player in the conference. At 6’3”, 245, he’s athletic enough to play running back, and perform well. He rushed for almost 400 yards while racking up 40 tackles on the defensive side of the ball. I think he’s deserving of some more looks from colleges, but he’s definitely under-exposed right now. College coaches need to take a long look at Fisher.
Mike Class – Running Back – Pennridge – Class of 2014 – 5’10”, 180
One of the best running backs in Eastern Pennsylvania may be one of the more under-the-radar players that you’ll come across. When talking about the Class of 2014 Running Backs, Mike Class’s name doesn’t come up. Should he be in the argument? Well, he ran for 2,413 yards and 32 rushing touchdowns last year, so he deserves some acknowledgement. For the high school level, Class is definitely one of Eastern PA’s impact players.
Mycah Mollohan – Lineman – Pennsbury – Class of 2014
Rick Young – Lineman – Souderton – Class of 2014 – 6’2”, 290
There’s not too many linemen that can clog the middle up like Young does on the high school level in Pennsylvania. Young racked up 42 tackles during the 2012 season. What I like about him the most is that for a big guy he can move around and does an excellent job of shedding blockers off of him. Don’t be surprised if he commands a lot of double-teams during the 2013 season.
Ryan Bischoff – Plymouth Whitemarsh – Class of 2015 – 6’5”, 280
Based on his size alone, Bischoff is already getting looks from colleges. He’s a big strong kid and was a major reason why PW was able to have two 1,000 yard rushers in 2012. His coaches expect him to become a big-time recruit by the time it’s all said and done.
Shane Kraynik – Lineman – Pennridge – Class of 2015 – 6’5”, 250
Kraynik is a big reason why running back Mike Class was able to run for almost 2,500 yards in 2012. Kraynik usually seals off any side he’s blocking from the tackle position due to his size and strength. Based on his size alone and ability to move, he’ll get some looks during the season.