PA Class of 2015 Loaded in the Trenches
Posted August 5, 2013 9:06 pm
PA in recent years has started to become more of a speed state than people might think. With guys like Robert Foster (Alabama), Tyler Boyd (Pitt), Delton Williams (Michigan State), David Williams (South Carolina), and Demetrious Cox (Michigan State), just to name a few, all taking their ridiculous skillset to BCS-Power Conferences, it’s easy to see Pennsylvania doesn’t lack playmaking ability and speed. But the Class of 2015 is different. PA will yet again be a hotbed for recruiting, but next year, the trenches are where all the studs will be playing ball.
The top dog for the class of 2015 will more than likely be Sterling Jenkins from Baldwin. Standing over 6’8 and already over 300 pounds, Jenkins already holds over a dozen offers, including the likes of Ohio State, Pitt, Vanderbilt, Arizona, Michigan, Tennessee, and West Virginia. Jenkins is still developing and will be an interesting prospect to watch come this fall. But don’t just think he stands alone, there are many others still competing to be crown King of the Trenches in PA.
Other guys that already hold offers only going into their sophomore season include Archbishop Woods’ Ryan Bates, who hold multiple offers including some from Georgia Tech, Rutgers, Penn State, South Carolina, and Temple. John Runyon Jr. of St. Joseph’s Prep has already made his commitment to Michigan. Niko Yaramus of Moon Township is off to a good start as Buffalo has already offered. And finally we have Shareef Miller of Frankford HS who has a few offers ranging from Old Dominion, UMASS, and Buffalo. Both Bates and Runyon made J. Cleezy’s “Hot 16” List for the Philly Catholic League.
A few guys that have already gotten their name out include Alex Paulina from Cannon Mac, Matt Hoffman from Mt. Lebanon, Kevin Murphy of West Chester, Sheedy Keegan from Lancaster, Daniel Gibson from Woodland Hills, and Eric McCallister from Central Catholic. These guys all look to start gaining some major attention this year, and don’t be surprised if some of them become national blue-chip prospects.
Below, PREPS.COM put together some highlights for Daniel Gibson. He might be the most underrated prospect from this group and should blow up soon.