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PA High School Football Coaches Announce Top 105 Prospects for “Class of 2017”

Written by: on Tuesday, April 19th, 2016. Follow David Mika on Twitter.


April 16, 2016 — The Pennsylvania Scholastic Football Coaches Association (PSFCA) in conjunction with the Big 33 Classic, has released its annual listing of top high school football prospects for the class of 2017. This list of 105 student athletes who are rising seniors from across the state, compiled for the sixth straight year, represents a cooperative effort on the part of representatives from PSFCA — district directors, coaches and other functions of the association. It is the only list of its kind to be compiled exclusively by high school coaches.

“This year’s list reflects balance in every position, reinforcing that Pennsylvania consistently turns out quality student athletes who are solid college prospects,” said PSFCA member and Philadelphia area coach Mark Schmidt. “We look forward to seeing them excel both on and off the field in the coming year.”


Player First Name Player Last Name School Position Height Weight
Levi Becker Erie McDowell High School QB 6’3″ 200
Lance Blass Crestwood High School QB/Athlete 6’1″ 205
Nasir Boykin Imhotep Institute Charter High School QB 6’1″ 192
Grant Brenaman Cedar Cliff High School QB 6’1″ 195
Bryan Downey Lancaster Catholic High School Athlete 5’11” 180
Kevin Doyle Malvern Prep QB 6’3″ 210
Luke Emgee Fleetwood High School QB/DB 6’1″ 188
Rob King Father Judge High School QB/Athlete 6’1″ 180
Kyle McCloskey Germantown Academy QB 6’4″ 210
Brycen Mussina Montoursville High School QB 6’3″ 190
Grayson Sallade Manheim Township High School QB/DB 5’10” 175
Collin Smith Ligonier Valley High School QB 6’1″ 196
Reece Udinsky North Penn High School QB 6’4″ 180
Jacob Watts Scranton High School QB/Athlete 6’2″ 235
Darius Wise Beaver Area High School Athlete 5’10” 175
Joe Young Bethlehem Freedom High School QB/DB 6’3″ 200
Running Backs          
Journey Brown Meadville High School RB/DB 5’11” 185
Charles Carr Hickory High School RB 5’9″ 195
Evan Chadbourn Bishop Guilfoyle High School RB/DB 5’11” 180
Solomon Gross Warren Area High School RB/LB 6’2″ 235
Sean Judge Wyoming Valley West High School RB/DB 5’8″ 165
Amir Lewis Imhotep Institute Charter High School RB 5’9″ 180
Syaire Madden LaSalle College High School RB 5’10” 205
Dwayne Murray Steel Valley High School RB 5’10” 185
Trael Seegares Susquehanna Township High School RB/LB 5’11’ 198
D’Andre Swift St. Joseph Prep RB 5’10” 205
Devon Allen Szymczak Erie McDowell High School RB/DB 6’0″ 189
Ross Stebbins Williamsport Area High School RB/LB 5’10” 225
Bill Williams Camp Hill High School RB/DB 5’6″ 175
Wide Receivers/Defensive Backs          
Dajone Averett West Catholic Prep High School DB 6’3″ 200
Amadou Barry West Catholic Prep High School WR/DB 5’10” 170
Aamir Brown Imhotep Institute Charter High School WR 5’9″ 179
Kevin Brown Plum High School DB 5’11” 180
Mike Crawford Imhotep Institute Charter High School DB 6’0″ 188
Devin Evans Susquehanna Township High School DB 5’10” 195
Paris Ford Steel Valley High School WR 6’2″ 185
Noah Hamlin Clairton High School WR 6’0″ 170
Foday Jalloh Wilson Westlawn High School WR/LB 6’2″ 200
Jeremy Jennings Downingtown East High School DB 5’11” 170
Ricky Johns North Penn High School WR/DB 6’3″ 180
Kalen Keathley Athens High School WR/DB 6’0″ 185
Kade Kubicki Manheim Township High School WR 6’2″ 185
Ryan Lezzer Clearfield High School WR/DB 6’1″ 180
Trysten McDonald Cedar Cliff High School WR/DB 6’2″ 202
Bryan Neal Susquehanna Township High School WR/DB 5’10” 188
Kenny Robinson University Prep High School DB 6’2″ 205
Darian Street Bethlehem Liberty High School WR/DB 6’3″ 180
Jalen Szymczak Erie McDowell High School WR/DB 6’2″ 177
Dan Trimbur South Fayette High School WR 6’3″ 195
Alex Wade Manheim Township High School WR/DB 5’11” 185
Lamont Wade Clairton High School DB 5’10” 185
Mark Webb Archbishop Wood High School WR 6’3″ 200
Joel Whitteker North Penn/Mansfield High School WR/DB 6’0″ 175
Noah Woods State College High School WR 6’0″ 165
Bryon Williams Erie Strong Vincent High School WR/DB 6’2″ 190
Jack Young Mt. Lebanon High School WR 6’2″ 185
Zane Zandier Thomas Jefferson High School DB 6’3″ 203
Tight Ends/Defensive Ends          
Luke Frederick Bishop Guilfoyle High School TE/DE 6’3″ 215
Donovan Jeeter Beaver Falls High School DE 6’5″ 270
Parker Jones Wellsboro Area High School TE/DE 6’5″ 225
Connor Kerstetter Blue Mountain High School TE/LB 6’3″ 215
Will Kiely Downingtown East High School TE/DE 6’3″ 250
Micah Parsons Central Dauphin High School DE/WR 6’3″ 240
Ricky Poillon Lancaster Catholic High School TE/DE 6’5″ 235
Tyler Sears Neshannock High School TE 6’5″ 245
Griffin Sestili North Allegheny High School TE 6’3″ 245
Alex Twiford Wilson Westlawn High School TE 6’3″ 230
Nick Argento Red Lion Area High School OL/DL 6’3″ 305
Gavin Barclay York Suburban High School OL/DL 6’6″ 282
Mason Cholewa Montour High School DL 6’6″ 260
Rayquan Crowder Beaver Falls High School DL 6’3″ 280
Jaohne Duggan Bethlehem Liberty High School DL/TE 6’3″ 260
Michael Farrell Dallas High School OL/DL 6’2″ 280
Kieran Firment West Allegheny High School OL 6’4″ 280
James Gmiter Bethel Park High School OL/DL 6’4″ 290
Curtis Harper McKeesport High School DL 6’2″ 290
Shaun Hastings Cedar Cliff High School OL/DE 6’3″ 265
Kurt Hinish Pittsburgh Central Catholic High School DL 6’3″ 270
Logan Hivner Abington Heights High School DL 6’0″ 235
Gabe Houy Upper St. Clair High School OL 6’6″ 280
Josh Lugg North Allegheny High School OL 6’6″ 290
Brady Maxwell Cocalico High School OL/DL 5’11” 250
Alex Minford South Fayette High School OL 6’2″ 280
Raunya Mitchell Susquehanna Township High School OL/DL 6’4″ 280
Carson Picheco Erie McDowell High School OL/DL 6’3″ 268
Kyle Pierce Berwick High School OL/DL 6’0″ 270
Zachary Rode Wallenpaupack High School OL/DL 6’3″ 300
Conner Rutan South Williamsport High School OL/DL 6’1″ 298
Ryan Solt James M. Coughlin High School OL/DL 6’3″ 290
Will Swope State College High School OL 6’6″ 270
CJ Thorpe Pittsburgh Central Catholic High School DL 6’4″ 300
Khalique Washington Lebanon High School OL/DL 6’5″ 285
David Adams Pittsburgh Central Catholic High School LB 6’2″ 230
Amin Black Imhotep Institute Charter High School LB 5’11” 224
Max Chizmar Mars High School LB 6’2″ 225
Antoine Cook McKeesport High School OLB 6’3″ 215
Pete Haffner State College High School LB/RB 6’0″ 215
Brady Hornbaker Bethlehem Freedom High School LB/TE 6’0″ 225
Andrew Irwin Bishop Guilfoyle High School LB/RB 6’2″ 215
Major Jordon North Schuykill High School LB/RB 6’1″ 210
Mike Kalyan Schuykill Haven High School LB/RB 5’10” 210
Matt Kalyan Schuykill Haven High School LB/RB 5’10” 215
Josiah Quigley Cumberland Valley High School LB/RB 6’2″ 205
Rick Squires Penn Hills High School OLB 6’1″ 200
Marcus Wilson Berks Catholic High School LB/RB 5’11” 220
Colin McCreary Abington Heights High School K/P 6’1″ 185

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4 Responses to “PA High School Football Coaches Announce Top 105 Prospects for “Class of 2017””

  1. Big Jay says:

    This list should definitely be reviewed again

  2. Dee Wolford says:

    How is Forrest Rhyne not on this list and he was 1st team all state? I repeat, 1st TEAM ALL STATE

  3. Rollie Ciffo says:

    Two kids from District 1? Are you sure?

  4. john says:

    Not many small school players at all on this list. Kids cant help where there parents live, and there are many kids in those schools that can easily compete with young men from bigger schools. Not very fair to them, is all.