PA High School Football Featured Five: Berks County League
Posted April 2, 2014 10:13 pm
Pictured above is Chase Yocum of Exeter.
PREPS will start to feature five players every high school football conference in Pennsylvania. Tonight we take a look at some players in the Berks County League in South Central Pennsylvania.
Quick Hitter: Athletic dual-threat quarterback wish some good speed. Yocum has good arm-strength and is very mobile. There’s no doubt that he’s a gamer. Only question is his size and whether or not schools are willing to give him a shot. Upcoming prospect camps will play a big part in whether or not he gets his first offer before his senior season.
Reading is a traditionally good basketball school while it’s football has a lot of catching up to do. That being said, Reading still has some good football players. Owens might be one of the best returning wide receivers in South Central Pennsylvania based on potential alone. He has the speed, quickness, and runs good routes. He’s a legitimate deep-ball threat as well.
Johnson has been the starting quarterback for Governor Mifflin since his sophomore year. Johnson is very athletic and makes good use of his legs. However, it may be the defensive side of the ball that earns him a scholarship as the next level. Johnson has the perfect frame to play outside linebacker in college. He can tackle and has excellent pass coverage skills.
Menet name already rings bells in recruiting circles. Penn State, Pittsburgh, and Temple are already among those who have offered the sophomore giant.
Fontanez is a good system running back. He’s built like a tailback but plays the fullback position in Governor Mifflin’s Veer-option offense. He’s a good target out of the backfield in the passing game as well.