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Shippensburg 2014 recruiting class

Written by: on Friday, February 14th, 2014. Follow David Mika on Twitter.


shippensburgOn National Signing Day, the Red Raiders announced twenty-eight student-athletes joining the Shippensburg football program this fall.

The incoming group features twenty-four players from Pennsylvania, including 19 from Eastern PA. 

Archbishop Wood’s Luke Spahits rushed for 478 yards on 63 carries and eight touchdowns. He caught nine passes for 121 yards and one touchdown.

In the PIAA 3A state championship game, he had two kickoffs for touchdowns against Berwick.

He was named All-Catholic league first-team as a multi-purpose back and second-team as a cornerback.


Bishop McCort’s Tyler Rugg rushed for 469 yards on 110 carries and five touchdowns. He caught seven passes for 66 yards.

On defense he had 74 total tackles, 36 solo and one fumble recovery.

He was named Tribute-Democrat All-Area honorable mention.


Boyertown’s Kyle Schutt was a three-year starter for the Bears. He was a team captain.

He was named first-team Pac-10 All-Area as an offensive lineman and an honorable mention as a defensive lineman.


Catasauqua’s Paryss Marshall is arguably the top small school wide receiver in Eastern Pennsylvania.

Marshall caught 76 passes for 1,566 yards and 20 touchdowns. He set a school record with 124 catches for 2,541 yards and 36 touchdowns.

He was named first-team Class 2A All-State team.


Central Mountain’s Tyler Pavalko caught 35 passes for 731 yards, 20.89 yards per catch, and 10 touchdowns. He rushed for 168 yards and six touchdowns.

On defense he had 43 total tackles, 41 solo, two for loss and four interceptions. He averaged 27.28 yards per kickoff returns.


Chambersburg’s Ryan Martin completed 108 of 198 passes (54.3%) for 1,519 yards and 16 touchdowns. He rushed for 142 yards and three touchdowns.

In his career he passed for 201 of 370 for 3,005 yards and 35 touchdowns.


East Pennsboro’s Sam Marshall suffered a knee injury and missed the 2013 season.

His junior year he caught 38 passes for 619 yards and nine touchdowns.


Hershey’s Jailen Harmon rushed for 876 yards on 96 carries and 13 touchdowns. He was one-for-one passing for 37 yards.

Harmon is good at catching the ball out of the backfield. He caught 24 passes for 442 yards and five touchdowns.

On defense he had 28 total tackles, two interceptions and one fumble recovery. He averaged 31.54 yards per punt.


Kennard-Dale’s Matt Belt had 26 total tackles, six solo, four tackles for loss, one blocked fumble and two sacks.

In two years he had 50 total tackles, 7.5 tackles for loss and four sacks. named him second team guard and he competed in the Chesapeake Bowl as a senior.


Lancaster Catholic’s Thomas McIntyre is a two-way lineman for the Crusaders.

He was named L-L League second-team All-Star at defensive tackle.


Martin Luther King’s D.J. Brinkley had two interceptions for the Golden Cougars.

He was named to the All-Public league Class 3A team.


Martin Luther King’s Jordan Alexander had one interception for the Golden Cougars.


Middletown’s Nick Drawbaugh was named first team DL Mid-Penn Capital Division. He had five sacks in 2013.

He played offensive guard, defensive end and long snapper for the Blue Raiders.


Monsignor Bonner’s John Durkin caught two passes for 17 yards. On defense he had one interception.

He was named first-team All-Catholic 3A as an offensive lineman and second-team as a punter and defensive lineman.


Muhlenberg’s Dakota Thompson caught four passes for 36 yards and two touchdowns. He had two rushing touchdowns.

He was named second-team at defensive end and tight end.


Neshaminy’s Mike Palmer had 17 total tackles, 2.5 total tackles for loss and one sack.

Palmer started as an offensive and defensive lineman. named him third-team offensive lineman.


Panther Valley’s Richard Nase rushed for over 1,000 yards as a senior. He was ranked ninth on the school’s all-time rushing list.

He played defensive end, tight end and running back. He was named Times News All-Star at running back and defensive lineman.


Philipsburg-Osceola’s Curtis Matsko completed 77 of 158 passes for 840 yards and two touchdowns. He rushed for 302 yards and six touchdowns.

On defense he had 35 total tackles, seven tackles for loss, three sacks, five hurries and one fumble recovery.


Pottsgrove’s Max Wickward was named second-team PAC-10 All-Area as a offensive lineman.

His team won back-to-back PAC-10 titles.


Richland Township’s Kyle Flick caught 45 passes for 945 yards and 13 touchdowns. He rushed for one touchdown.

On defense he had 29 total tackles and one interception.

He was a four-year starter who had over 3,000 yards receiving and 41 touchdowns.

He was named Tribune-Democrat All-Area first team at Wide Receiver.


Schuylkill Valley’s Nick Scheidt rushed for 1,618 yards and 24 touchdowns his senior year and both are single-season school records.

He played linebacker on defense and led his team with 94 total tackles as a junior.

He was named first-team All-Berks on offense and defense.


Solanco’s Casey Pierce started at offensive guard for the Golden Mules. He was named L-L League Section 2 first-team as an offensive lineman.


Souderton’s Josh Lister – On offense he had one catch for 15 yards at the tight end position. He had eight pancake blocks.

On defense he had 25 total tackles, eight tackles for a loss, 2.5 sacks and one fumble recovery.

Lister is a three-year starter at defensive end. He was named second team All-Suburban One League Continental Conference.


State College’s Jordan Good played offensive and defensive lineman for the Little Lions.

He was named Mid-Penn Commonwealth first team as an offensive lineman.


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One Response to “Shippensburg 2014 recruiting class”

  1. Rollie Ciffo says:

    Wickward is huge…6’3″ 300 pounds plus he’s a brainiac…no academic issues. Only reason he was 2nd team PAC-10 is because he missed the 1st half of the season with a nagging (but not serious) injury. Ship got 2 very good ones in he & Schutt who is also extremely powerful.

    QB Emmett Hunt may be the sleeper of the class. They need a QB to replace former Harlon Hill winner Zack Zulli who owns probably all Ship’s passing records. This kid is fast, fast, fast!

    Nice class Ship is reloading!