Tuesday, March 10, 2015

2016 PA Top 15 (March 10th Edition)

1. Michal Menet, Exeter Township HS (Reading) OT- he obviously has to add size as he's only 6'5" and 265 pounds but he has great feet, shows a lot of nastiness, and already has very good technique. His current top list of schools consists of Penn State, Ohio State, Michigan State, Stanford, and Duke. Other offers include Pittsburgh, West Virginia, Michigan, Alabama, Auburn, Florida State, Miami, Georgia, Nebraska, South Carolina, Virginia Tech, Tennessee, UCLA, and North Carolina.

2. Miles Sanders, Woodland Hills HS (Pittsburgh) RB- Dynamic all around runner at 5'11" and 190 pounds. Excellent speed, quickness, and vision. Very good in the passing game. Already committed to PENN STATE but the battle for him may not be over quite yet. While Penn State still has to be considered the favorites, his other offers include Pittsburgh, West Virginia, Michigan, Michigan State, Alabama, Auburn, Florida State, Miami, Notre Dame, Mississippi State, Virginia Tech, and USC.

3. Damar Hamlin, Central Catholic HS (Pittsburgh) CB- great length for the position at 6'1" but needs to add some weight to his 175 pound frame. Very good speed and quickness.  Has the flexible hips to play cornerback but could also project excellently to safety. His offer list includes Pittsburgh, Penn State, West Virginia, Ohio State, Michigan, Michigan State, Notre Dame, Clemson, Auburn, Miami, Virginia Tech, Wisconsin, and UCLA.

4. Karamo Dioubate, Prep Charter HS (Philadelphia) DE/DT- Already built like an NFL player at a muscular 6'3" and 265 pounds, but he also has very good strength and quickness. Very explosive and tackles with a lot of aggression. Very violent player. Nicknamed "The Reaper". Offers include Pittsburgh, Penn State, West Virginia, Ohio State, Michigan State, Florida, Auburn, Miami, Virginia Tech, and Tennessee.

5. Naseir Upshur, Imhotep Institue Charter High School (Philadelphia) TE- Not big for the position at 6'2" and 230 pounds but he his tough as nails and is a vicious blocker. Also has good hands and speed so he's just as good in the passing game. His crazy offer lists includes Pittsburgh, Penn State, West Virginia, Michigan, Michigan State, Ohio State, Alabama, South Carolina, Arizona State, Florida, LSU, Miami, Nebraska, Florida State, Wisconsin, Tennessee, and USC.

6. Kaezon Pugh, Aliquippa HS (Aliquippa) RB/LB- Muscular 6'1" and 205 pounds and he has the solid frame to add much more muscle. As a running back, he mostly runs between the tackles where he uses his good speed, athleticism, and strength to run over everybody in sight. He projects equally well at linebacker and it where he ends up in college probably depends on where he ends up. Offers thus far include Pittsburgh, West Virginia, Auburn, Miami, Nebraska, Mississippi State, Missouri, Virginia, Virginia Tech, Arkansas, Arizona, and Kentucky.

7. Brandon McIlwain, Council Rock North HS (Newtown) QB- A feast or famine type of prospect. He's not big at 6'0" 205 pounds, and he doesn't have an accurate arm, but he's a good runner and has a strong arm. Improvisational player and you never know how that will go for a quarterback in college. Chose SOUTH CAROLINA over the likes of Penn State, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Auburn, Clemson, Florida, Ohio State, Tennessee, and UCLA.

8. Andrew Pryts, Hickory HS (Hermitage) S- It's rare to have a ballhawking 6'2" 195 pound safety that has great range and hits like a linebacker, but that's what this prospect is. And that's why his offer list includes Pittsburgh, Penn State, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Ohio State, Michigan, Michigan State, Ohio State, Duke, Virginia, and Stanford.

9. Khaleke Hudson, McKeesport Area HS (McKeesport) S- Well built at 5'11" and 205 pounds with good athleticism. Good range, but the trait that sticks out the most for this prospect is that he's a vicious hitter. Not only that but he's a good tackler that's a vicious hitter. Could be a running back at college but looks like he was made to be a safety. Offers include Pittsburgh, Penn State, West Virginia, Michigan State, Minnesota, maryland, and Virginia Tech.

10. Cary Angeline, Downingtown East HS (Exton) TE- Great target at 6'7" but can put on a lot of muscle to his 235 pound frame. Basically just a big wide receiver now so he has a long way to go to be a traditional all around tight end that can block. His many offers include Pittsburgh, Penn State, Ohio State, Notre Dame, Michigan, Michigan State, Alabama, Auburn, Miami, Nebraska, Soutch Carolina, Virginia Tech, UCLA, and USC.

11. Connor McGovern, Lake-Lehman HS (Lehman) C/G- Solidly built 6'4" 295 pound center with strength, feet, technique, and tenacity. Offers include Pittsburgh, Penn State, West Virginia, Michigan State, Miami, North Carolina, Duke, Georgia Tech, Boston College, Virginia, and Rutgers.

12. Anthony Long, Bishop McDevitt HS (Harrisburg) DT- 6'3" 295 pounder with a very strong base and great feet that belies his size. Under recruited right now with offers that include Pittsburgh, West Virginia, Virginia Tech, Boston College, Georgia Tech, and Maryland.

13. Aaron Matthews, Clairton Area HS (Clairton) WR- Great target at 6'5' and he knows how to use his frame as the huge asset that it is. Very good hands. Good speed and athleticism. Offers include Pittsburgh, West Virginia, Maryland, Boston College, and Minnesota.

14. Kobay White, Bishop McDevitt HS (Harrisburg) WR- These days schools look for really tall wide receivers or really fast wide receivers. White is neither. But he is a solid 6'0" and 180 pounds and he has everything else to be a good college receiver. Offers include Pittsburgh, Michigan State, Georgia Tech, Maryland, Boston College, Virginia, and Rutgers.

15. Therran Coleman, Brashear HS (Pittsburgh) CB- Big time athlete that's under the radar despite being the MVP of the Pittsburgh City League. Good corner size at 6'0" but has to add weight to his 175 pounds. Offers include Pittsburgh, West Virginia, and Wisconsin.


  1. Chris,

    Do you have any information or educated guesses as to which schools are the current favorite for the uncommitted prospects?

  2. MY guesses are

    1. Michal Menet, - Penn State
    2. Miles Sanders - Penn State
    3. Damar Hamlin - Ohio State
    4. Karamo Dioubate - Penn State
    5. Naseir Upshur - Miami
    6. Kaezon Pugh - Pitt
    7. Brandon McIlwain -South Carolina
    8. Andrew Pryts - Penn State
    9. Khaleke Hudson, - Penn State
    10. Cary Angeline - Penn State
    11. Connor McGovern - Penn State
    12. Anthony Long - Pitt
    13. Aaron Matthews, - Pitt
    14. Kobay White - Rutgers
    15. Therran Coleman - Pitt

  3. What do you think of the Jackson brothers from Allderdice?

  4. Pugh, Pryts, Matthews, & Coleman are all favoring WVU

  5. We'll revisit this in December of this year and February 2016, lol. I'll bet you Dinner that I'm 50% or better

  6. Name me the last good pro that Penn State produced. Polsluzny? What a joke. You know those PSU recruits will not amount to very much.

    Pitt's list of pros looks like a Super Bowl team in comparison.

    1. Not that Pitt doesn't have quality but there are 25 PSU and 12 Pitt players in NFL.

    2. Pitt has produced more high end talent. Penn State has produced more NFL players. We are talking about 2 different staffs now. No one knows what kind of NFL players these staffs will produce.

    3. Nate Bowman also, and I don't consider Poluzny a joke.


  7. Did I miss something ? Only Pa. guys listed. Pitt will need alot of help from NJ, Md, Ohio, and the rest of the Country before we are meaningful Nationally.

    1. Yes. Apparently, you missed the title "2016 PA Top 15"

    2. "2016 PA Top 15" would usually indicate a list of only kids from Pennsylvania schools.

  8. Top priority needs to be The Reaper. Because his nickname is The Reaper.

    1. Whatever you do, don't fear him.

  9. Chris Dokish, let us see your predictions for these 15.

  10. The real question is how many of the Top 15 will Pitt land.
    I say 3. 4 is a stretch.
    and, that is NOT good by any stretch. Pitt MUST get 3-4 of Top 10 because I don't see many 4stars selecting Pitt from outside of PA.

    1. Logan Byrd, Quashan Alexander, Aaron Thompson, Zach Gilbert, Malik Barrow, Khalid Kareem, Cameron Brown, Mark Gilbert, Carlos Becker, Henry Miller are all fringe 4* who Pitt has a decent shot with. Also a lot can change with how the team plays next year. Say they instantly turn the defense into a strength and the team ends up winning the division. Get to a decent bowl game and all of a sudden local guys who were skeptical and guys around the country buy in and want to come to Pitt.

  11. I'd pay these guys just like Penn State does. And oh please, spare me the mantra that PSU is better than everyone else. They are a football factory and machine where everything and I mean OBVIOUSLY everything is subordinated to football.

  12. sanders looks like he is as blue & white as they can get judging from his twitter account. Kind of surprising for a woodland hills guy to be swayed like that by the cult. really doubt he would switch anywhere