Allentown Central Catholic QB Brendan Nosovitch issues oral declaration to South Carolina
The ringleader of Allentown Central Catholic’s wickedly efficient and effective spread offensive attack is taking his talents to the Southeastern Conference to continue his collegiate football career.
Brendan Nosovitch, a 6’2, 200-pound dual-threat field general for Allentown Central Catholic High School, issued an oral declaration to South Carolina Tuesday, according to national recruiting service Scout.com.
The Gamecocks were one of eight programs to verbally offer the Viking quarterback a scholarship, according to Scout and Rivals.com. Clemson, Eastern Michigan, Georgia Tech, Maryland, Ohio, Temple and Virginia also offered, and schools like Boston College, Michigan State, Northwestern, Penn State, Pitt, Rutgers, Vanderbilt and West Virginia had expressed interest but not offered a scholarship.
Scout.com rates Nosovitch as the #39 quarterback in the 2012 recruiting class and a three-star prospect. At one point, Nosovitch had fallen from the mid-30s to the #41-ranked quarterback in the nation in the 2012 class in Scout’s position-by-position rankings. Rivals rated Nosovitch as a three-star prospect but did not rank the ACC senior-to-be at his position.
Nosovitch’s declaration makes him the fifth Keystone State field general in this 2012 class to make a pre-season choice of a Division-1 college, joining Perry Hills (Pittsburgh Central Catholic, Maryland), Matt Johns (Central Bucks South, Virigina), Blake Rankin (Bloomsburg, Rutgers) and Manny Stocker (Coatesville Area, North Carolina State).
Nosovitch had an incredible junior season, connecting on 186-of-317 passes for 3,112 yards and 43 touchdowns against 11 interceptions and adding 1,647 rushing yards and 25 touchdowns on 212 carries. He completed 58.7 percent of his passes and averaged 7.7 yards per carry, throwing for 200+ yards six times and rushing for 100+ yards nine times. He finished 12 of ACC’s 16 games with multiple touchdown passes, including a trio of 5-touchdown pass performances in the playoffs. He also scored multiple rushing touchdowns in eight games, including four playoff games.
For his career, Nosovitch has thrown for 5,440 yards and 67 touchdowns and run for 2,665 yards and 45 touchdowns, and holds a chance to join former Jeannette field general Terrelle Pryor as the only other Pennsylvania field general with both 4,000 career rushing and passing yards in a career. He boasts a career won-loss record of 28-2 over the last two seasons for the Vikings, leading the team to consecutive District 11 AAA championships and PIAA AAA playoff berths.
Allentown Central Catholic finished the 2010 season 16-0, winning the program’s third PIAA AAA championship and first since 1998. ACC became the 11th program (12th overall team) to finish a season with a perfect 16-0 record since 2004.
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