Blue Mountain OT Jason Emerich up to 7 D-1 offers
The Blue Mountain Eagles have progressed nicely in shifting from a traditional Wing-T offensive attack to the multiple-I offensive philosophy of head coach Mike Brennan, coming within one win of the Berks Inter-County Conference Section 2 championship last season.
One of the Eagles who helped to pave the way for that productive 2010 offensive unit was senior trenchman Jason Emerich, and Division-1 programs are taking note of of the Schuylkill County athlete.
Emerich, a 6’4, 275-pound offensive tackle, currently holds seven Division-1 FBS or FCS scholarship offers, according to an update from Coach Brennan provided prior to kickoff of the 54th Big-33 Football Classic. Brennan said Emerich was recently offered by Central Florida in addition to offers already held from Akron, Buffalo, Connecticut, Delaware, Syracuse and Temple.
Brennan said Emerich will visit Central Florida soon and could possibly issue an oral declaration within the next two weeks.
Emerich is rated by Scout.com as a two-star prospect at offensive tackle and is one of two Schuylkill County prospects with such a rating, joining fellow District 11 offensive lineman Jon Green (North Schuylkill).
Blue Mountain enjoyed a 7-4 season and a 6-1 conference mark last season, reaching the District 11 AAA semifinals opposite powerful Allentown Central Catholic. Emerich helped to pave the way for an Eagle offensive unit that averaged 360 yards (231.1 rushing, 128.9 passing) and 35.5 points per game, producing four backs with between 240 and 900 rushing yards and a 1,400-yard passer. The Eagles scored 54 total offensive touchdowns (33 rushing, 21 passing) last season.
Emerich was selected as a 2nd-team offensive lineman on the Associated Press’ 2010 Class AAA all-state team.
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