Roman Denson Will Add Another Dimension to South Fayette
Posted July 31, 2013 9:41 pm
Few teams in the AA classification have the ability to take down the reigning WPIAL and State-runner up Aliquippa Quips. One favorite from last year was the South Fayette Lions. South Fayette went undefeated during the regular season but their season came up short after they lost in the semi final round of the WPIAL playoffs to the WPIAL runner ups Washing High Prexies.
South Fayette has brought a lot back however. They lost their go-to receiver Zach Challingsworth, as he is graduated and is now playing for Pitt. They do however, bring back their second receiver Justin Watson and Logan Sharp at Tight End. Watson is a D-1 guy who has a handful of D-1AA offers and a few MAC offers. Rounding out their trio is their superstar QB Brett Brumbaugh. Only going to be a junior, Brumbaugh is regarded by some as the top QB in the WPIAL. He currently holds two offers, Temple and Akron, but he looks to be a 20+ offer guy by time his senior year rolls around.
But can these three alone upset the mighty Quips?
The Lions added another dimension to their squad however when Cornerback Roman Denson transferred to the team earlier this summer. Denson played for Gateway last year as a sophomore. We all know the talent Gateway had last year, despite that fact, Denson still made a mark on the field on special teams and the brief playing time he got in. Make no mistake about it; Denson would have been the star corner on most squads last year. He’ll be able to make an immediate impact on the defensive side of the ball for the Lions as he is a great 1-on-1 corner and has that kind of attitude to him to come up and knock a ball carrier out. He also adds another dimension to the Lions high-octane offense, where he can be a gamebreaker at the receiver position. Few kids can line up on the outside talent Aliquippa has in the entire WPIAL, let alone AA. With Denson added to the roster, he will at least be able to help slow down the Quips offense.
During the summer, Denson shined at Western PA Swag 7 on 7 practices. He was by far one of the top juniors on the squad. He lined up against some of the best receivers and would compete and lock them down.
Denson looks to shine at South Fayette for the next two years. For more updates, check back here at Preps.com.
Below are highlights of his sophomore year at Gateway: