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Archive: July, 2011

Germantown Academy's Mike Fitzgerald commits to Northeastern for baseball

Saturday, July 30, 2011, 5:07 PM
Mike Fitzgerald, a three-sport athlete at Germantown Academy, has orally committed to play baseball at Northeastern University. The 5-foot-10, 170-pound Fitzgerald, a righthanded pitcher and middle infielder, is recovering from Tommy John surgery performed last month. He is a midfielder in soccer... Read more

La Salle OF Ryan Otis commits to Bucknell

Monday, July 25, 2011, 7:17 PM
La Salle's Ryan Otis, a quick-footed senior centerfielder and leadoff man, has committed to play baseball at Bucknell. Otis helped the Explorers reach the Catholic League semifinals last season. In football for La Salle, he is a cornerback. -Rick O'Brien Read more

W.C. Rustin's Anthony Nash commits to Duke for football

Monday, July 25, 2011, 7:15 PM
Anthony Nash, a two-sport standout at West Chester Rustin, has orally committed to play football at Duke. "I think Duke's pro-style offense is a good fit for me," said the 6-foot-4, 186-pound senior wide receiver. "And the coaches told me there's a chance I could start as a true freshman. That... Read more

Skyler Mornhinweg talks about choosing Penn State

Tuesday, July 19, 2011, 2:55 PM
Skyler Mornhinweg, looking for a new college home after Jim Harbaugh left Stanford and took over the San Francisco 49ers, was won over by the Penn State coaching staff in a one-and-a-half day unofficial visit to State College last month. Mornhinweg, a 6-foot-3, 215-pound senior quarterback at St... Read more

Penn State-bound Skyler Mornhinweg's press conference

Tuesday, July 19, 2011, 2:31 PM
St. Joseph's Prep QB Skyler Mornhinweg commits to Penn State. Here are some of the press-conference hihglights: 3-year starter 2 years as two-way starter (QB and DB) Led team to six fourth-quarter comebacks 45 TDs (32 passing) 500-plus rushing yards Captain of baseball team (first baseman) St... Read more

Prep QB Skyler Mornhinweg to commit to Penn State

Tuesday, July 19, 2011, 12:13 PM
St. Joseph's Prep quarterback Skyler Mornhinweg will announce his decision to play for Penn State in a conference call 2 p.m. Tuesday, according to a source. The 6-foot-3, 215-pound senior orginially gave a verbal committment to Stanford prior to his sophomore season but opted out when coach... Read more

Neshaminy's Ryan Arcidiacono picked to play in ESPN Rise Games AAU Super Showcase

Tuesday, July 12, 2011, 9:05 PM
Neshaminy's Ryan Arcidiacono has been selected to play in the ESPN RISE Games AAU 11th Grade Boys Basketball Super Showcase. The event is part of the AAU National Championships held at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney Resort in suburban Orlando, Fla. Action tips off on July... Read more

Penn Charter's John Loughery to play football at The Hun School

Tuesday, July 12, 2011, 8:55 PM
John Loughery, a strong-armed quarterback and recent Penn Charter graduate, said he will attend the Hun School, in Princeton, N.J., for one year. The 6-foot-5, 210-pound Laoughery had planned to play at Wyoming Seminary, in Northeast Pennsylvania. "They're not going to field a team this year," he... Read more

Archbishop Wood's Brandon Arcidiacono commits to Rutgers for football

Wednesday, July 6, 2011, 7:02 PM
Archbishop Wood's Brandon Arcidiacono commits to Rutgers for football By Rick O'Brien INQUIRER STAFF WRITER Citing the school's family atmosphere, Archbishop Wood offensive lineman Brandon Arcidiacono orally committed to Rutgers in a press conference Wednesday at the Warminster school. The 6-foot-5... Read more

Archbishop Wood offensive lineman Brandon Arcidiacono expected to commit to Rutgers

Tuesday, July 5, 2011, 7:34 PM
By Rick O'Brien INQUIRER STAFF WRITER Rutgers football coach Greg Schiano and his staff are beginning to construct a rock-solid pipeline from North Jersey to Warminster. First, Archbishop Wood running back-kick returner Desmon[CQ] Peoples orally committed to the Scarlet Knights. Now, Vikings teammate... Read more
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