Western PA Deep with Signal Callers
Posted March 6, 2014 5:46 pm
Western PA has a rich tradition of signal callers. From Dan Marino to Joe Montana, college coaches always stop by Western PA to check out the Quarterback crop of the season. The class of 2015 is no different. There aren’t many BCS caliber QBs, but there are plenty that can fill up some MAC, AAC, and 1-AA rosters.
Preps.com takes a look at the early favorites of QBs in this class.
Brett Brumbaugh – South Fayette: Headlining the group is Brett Brumbaugh. Brumbaugh is the most college ready QB of the bunch. On pace to break every WPIAL passing record which is a feat itself. A traditional pocket passer, Brumbaugh stands tall in the pocket and delivers. Brumbaugh is best throwing vertical, still with room to grow. Early offers include Temple and Akron.
Ben DiNucci – Pine Richland: DiNucci is an exciting QB that creates plays on his feet by eluding defenders. Has a strong arm and is best on the run. We love the intangibles he possesses and has a lot of things you can’t coach. DiNucci has his Rams on the cusp of turning Pine Richland into a great program. He has no offers as of now but some MAC, AAC, and 1-AAs should take a long look at him.
Cory Owens – Peters Township: Owens is a great athlete at the QB position. Some colleges are recruiting him as a receiver and some are recruiting him as a QB. A dual threat QB who always seems to create huge plays. Has an early offer from Toledo. Expect his stock to continue to rise throughout the summer.
Forrest Cullings – Trinity: Cullings is a tall, strong QB that can make a lot of throws. Doesn’t get as much recognition as he probably should but he’s an interesting prospect. More of a pocket passer but he’s agile on his feet in the pocket. If he comes in with a strong summer he could start receiving attention.
TJ Holl – Seneca Valley: I’ll label Holl a pocket passer but he can tuck the ball and create some plays on his feet. Throws a nice deep ball. His father is his head coach so he knows the game well.
Graham Adomitis – Central Catholic: Adomitis is a big pocket passer at 6’4 and is still growing. He has all the tools to be a great QB but needs more arm strength to be great. Actually started over FSU signee JJ Cosentino when he was a sophomore before Cosentino won the job out. Potential is sky high for Graham.
Dan Farinelli – Knoch: Farinelli might have the strongest arm in the WPIAL. He is yet another true pocket passer and has a high ceiling. We will evaluate him more at camps and 7 on 7s because he is an interesting prospect coming from Knoch with not a lot of talent around him. He potentially could sky rocket in rankings.
Doug Altavilla – Baldwin: Yet another piece to Baldwin’s puzzle in an effort to make Baldwin competitive again to go along with Sterling Jenkins and Donnie West. Has the size to be a good QB and throws some nice balls downfield. Consistency is in question but I don’t see that being much of a problem this year as he is in his 4th year as a starter. We will continue to evaluate him as he is still under the radar.