Allentown Central Catholic QB Brendan Nosovitch holds trio of D-1 offers
Of all of the quarterbacks that have posted seasons of at least 1,000 yards each rushing and passing in the Keystone State, none had ever put up the numbers Brendan Nosovitch recorded last season. If Allentown Central Catholic’s dual-threat field general keeps at his current pace, he could go down as one of the greatest statistical dual-threat quarterbacks both in Lehigh Valley and state history.
Division-1 programs have taken notice of the Vikings’ field general.
Nosovitch, a 6’1, 195-pound athlete, holds a trio of verbal offers according to national recruiting services Scout.com and Rivals.com – the offering programs are South Carolina, Temple and Virginia. He has also generated interest from programs like Boston College, Duke, Northwestern, North Carolina, Notre Dame, Penn State, Pitt, Rutgers, Vanderbilt and West Virginia. As Allentown Central Catholic was preparing for the PIAA AAA finals last season, programs like Connecticut, Missouri, Nebraska, Purdue, Stanford and UCLA had also expressed interest in the ACC signal caller.
Scout.com ranks Nosovitch as 38th-best quarterback in the nation for the 2012 recruiting class, though some who have seen him dice defenses in live game action may beg to differ with that ranking. Nosovitch was one of only two Pennsylvania quarterbacks ranked by Scout in the 2012 recruiting class – the other was Bloomsburg Area’s Blake Rankin (#26), who gave an oral declaration to Rutgers April 30.
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.
As a sophomore, Nosovitch completed 119-of-206 passes for 2,078 yards and ran for another 1,018 yards, accounting for more than 40 total touchdowns rushing and passing combined. He led ACC to the PIAA AAA quarterfinals opposite Selinsgrove, and the Vikings finished 12-2 overall.
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.
Allentown Central Catholic finished the 2010 season 16-0, winning the program’s third PIAA AAA championship and first since 1998, scoring a school and Lehigh Valley single-season record 663 points (41.4 pts/gm) in the process. ACC became the 11th program (12th overall team) to finish a season with a perfect 16-0 record since 2004.
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