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NSR helps Eastern PA Football Players get Recruited

Written by: on Thursday, May 19th, 2016. Follow David Mika on Twitter.


National Scouting Report, the world’s oldest and largest high school scouting and college recruiting organization, is on the ground in Eastern Pennsylvania.

Directed by Gary Silvers, former Executive Sports Editor of the Bucks County Courier Times and South Jersey Courier-Post, NSR helps qualified high school football players connect with college coaches on all levels (NCAA Divisions I, II and III, NAIA and NJCAA).

More than 95 percent of those qualified prospects not only play in college, but also earn athletic and academic scholarships, changing their lives and saving their families tens of thousands of dollars.

Established in 1980, NSR receives hundreds of requests from college football coaches seeking qualified prospects. NSR’s 200 national and international scouts evaluate, interview and qualify those prospects for the coaches.

Former NSR prospects include Hines Ward (Georgia), perhaps the greatest wide receiver in Pittsburgh Steelers history; Landry Jones (Oklahoma), backup quarterback for the Steelers; Jay Prosch (Illinois/Auburn), running back for the Houston Texans; and tight end O.J. Howard (Alabama), MVP of the 2016 College Football Playoff Championship.

“We like to work with student-athletes as early as possible — primarily freshmen, sophomores and juniors,” said Silvers, who oversees 10 scouts in Eastern Pennsylvania and South Jersey. “Our scouts guide them through the entire recruiting process.”

Silvers, a 1979 graduate of Penn State University, personally focuses on Southeastern Pennsylvania, where he was born and raised.

“Southeastern Pennsylvania plays some of the best high school football in the country,” said Silvers, a former pro and college football writer in Pennsylvania and Florida. “If you can make it here, you can make it anywhere.”

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