Prep duo proves strong up front
Mark Arcidiacono, lineman, St. Joseph's Prep. A powerful blocker and stellar pass protector, the Penn State recruit recorded 81 knockdown blocks at right tackle. He was a first-team all-Catholic League selection.
Mark Arcidiacono, lineman, St. Joseph's Prep.
A powerful blocker and stellar pass protector, the Penn State recruit recorded 81 knockdown blocks at right tackle. He was a first-team all-Catholic League selection.
Seth Betancourt, lineman, St. Joseph's Prep.
At tackle, the imposing second-year starter anchored the left side of the line. Betancourt is receiving Division I recruiting interest from top-flight programs around the country.
Adam Citko, lineman, Archbishop Wood.
With his aggressiveness and muscle, the Temple recruit helped the Vikings average 32.1 points per game and advance to the PIAA Class AAA state championship game.
Brandon Heath, lineman, West Chester Henderson.
A terrific run blocker, Heath was the force behind the Warriors' triple-option attack. Interest has come from Akron, Delaware, Hofstra and Villanova.
David Osei, lineman, Abington.
This Rutgers recruit, a standout pass blocker with good feet and agility, is a big reason the Ghosts went 10-3, passed for 2,400 yards, and averaged 31 points a game.
Curtis Drake, quarterback, West Catholic.
The Inquirer's Southeastern Pennsylvania player of the year beat foes with his legs and arm. The Penn State recruit rushed for 1,639 yards and 21 touchdowns. He passed for 1,354 yards and 15 TDs.
Rob Hollomon, running back, West Catholic.
Overcoming a slight build, Hollomon used his quickness, vision and open-field moves to terrorize defenses. He carried 150 times for 1,923 yards and 36 TDs.
Tim Keyser, running back, Garnet Valley.
Keyser was an electrifying multipurpose player for the Jaguars. He rushed for 1,099 yards and 16 TDs on 100 carries. As a receiver, he had 25 catches for 353 yards and two scores.
Bernard Pierce, running back, Glen Mills.
Strong and quick, Pierce carried 149 times for 1,578 yards and 24 TDs to lead the Bulls to a share of the Del-Val League title. He has orally committed to Temple.
Rondell White, running back, Bayard Rustin.
In leading the Golden Knights to a District 1 Class AAA championship, the fleet-footed White carried 294 times for 2,113 yards and 32 TDs. He returned three kickoffs for scores.
Paul Carrezola, tight end, Neshaminy.
The Rutgers recruit excelled as a blocker and receiver while helping spark the Redskins to a 12-2 record and the Suburban One League National Conference championship.
Sam Feleccia, wide receiver, La Salle.
With smarts and exceptional hands, Feleccia, a first-team all-Catholic pick and the top target for QB Drew Loughery, caught 51 passes for 969 yards and eight TDs.
Joe Price, wide receiver, Malvern Prep.
Price's knack for the clutch catch and precision route-running was key in the Friars' drive to the Inter-Ac League title. He had 36 receptions for 939 yards and 13 TDs.
Ronnie Akins, all-purpose, North Penn.
The speedster was a do-everything player. A Division I-A recruit, he excelled as a running back (1,023 yards), receiver, cornerback and kick returner. He had 33 total TDs.
Je'Ron Stokes, all-purpose, Northeast.
His abilities as a quick-footed wideout, kick returner and defensive back were critical for the Vikings. The Tennessee-bound Stokes caught 45 passes for 555 yards and five scores.
Brandon McManus, kicker, North Penn.
The Temple recruit hit six field goals, with a long of 47 yards, and converted 65 of 66 point-after tries. Seventy percent of his kickoffs were touchbacks. He averaged nearly 41 yards per punt.