Central Catholic Pipeline Stronger than Ever
Posted February 13, 2014 8:49 pm
Central Catholic is widely known throughout the nation for breeding great Quarterbacks. Last year, we saw JJ Cosentino lead his Vikings to the state finals before signing a letter of intent to be a signal caller for Florida State. Central had 14 players sign a letter of intent this February. Losing 14 players to college would seem tough to bounce back from for any high school, but the class of 2015, 2016, and even 2017 for the Vikings could prove that the class of 2014 only started what could become a four-year tear of the WPIAL.
The class of 2015 for Central Catholic featured 8 Vikings on our annual WPIAL Top Prospect List. None of which have received a scholarship. Yet.
Headlining this group is Safety Johnny Petrishen. Petrishen is a ball hawk that makes game changing plays from his safety position. He also is deadly in the return game as well. Central looks to incorporate him in their offensive scheme this year. Petrishen has been receiving some 1-AA interest as well as some BCS schools such as Purdue, Temple, and Boston College. Don’t be surprised if Petrishen lands at an ACC school.
Next on the list is Eric McAllister. McAllister is a nasty center that does his job and then some. Early interest from some MAC schools Penn State, Boston College, UPenn, and Temple.
Bryan Glover is an OLB that we feel has the potential to sky into the top 5 on our prospect list. He has everything you want in an outside backer; if adds 20 pounds to his already ridiculous frame, with his athleticism, schools down south could be calling. Early interest coming from Purdue, Pitt, Penn State, and Temple.
Their kicker Mitchell Maczura is something special. He’s been great for the Vikings since he was a freshman. He went to a Stanford kicking camp and won MVP. He took a trip down Alabama and finished in the top 20 at their kicking camp. Look for him to be a highly rated kicker.
Rounding out the group are a bunch of prospects we feel as though can earn some 1-AA scholarships or even some MAC scholarships. QB Graham Adomitis has all of the tools for a great pocket passer, if he slings it well during camp season and his senior year, look for Pitt to be calling. CB Joe Tindal, DT Richie Ryan, ATH Grant Foster, and RB Riley Redman look to make names for themselves in their senior campaigns as potential guys that could receive late interest around NSD like former teammate Tre Tarpley.
The class of 2016, however, is where Central shines. CB Damar Hamlin is a stud lockdown corner who already received his first offer from Temple. Michigan State seems to be already in the mix as well. Look for Hamlin to receive some major National attention by time his senior year rolls around.
ATH Ron George might be the best of this bunch. He’s poised to have a stellar junior campaign and could also receive heavy attention. DT Jordan Scarbrough was an animal for the defensive line this year and he’ll only get better.
WR/DB Braxton Swann, heir to NFL legend Lynn Swann, didn’t get much PT last year as he saw his older brother Shafer put together his senior campaign. Shafer signed a letter of intent with Army, and from everything we hear here at preps.com, Braxton will be the better of the two. So keep an eye out for him as well.
Wrapping up this team bio blast, is class of 2017 Athlete Paris Ford. Ford, who dominated for Central on the hardwood this year, is one of the top freshman in the region. Little brother to former Woodland Hills and Notre Dame standout Darrin Walls, the only thing holding back Ford is his hardwood ability. He’ll without a doubt receive heavy attention for both sports, it all depends on which sport he’ll decide to pursue in college when his time comes.
The Central Catholic pipeline is stronger than ever. Look for the Vikings to continue to reign dominance.