Scouting: Susquehanna vs Mechanicsburg
Scout.com traveled to Roscoe Warner Field last week to see the (Home) Susquehanna Indians take on (Away) Mechanicsburg High School. This gave us a chance to see two of Central Pennsylvania’s top prospects in a head to head clash.
- Susquehanna Indians
Averee Robinson: Played one of the best games I’ve ever seen for an interior defensive lineman. Robinson’s quickness and ability to root Mechanicsburg’s offensive linemen out of position made him tough to handle all night. They tried running away him but he wound track the play down. At the end of the night he walked up away with five sacks. Scout had him with six. It’s only one game, but he might need a bump up from his current two star status. Robinson is not the biggest guy, but he sure will get after you. Early on in his career at Susquehanna, there were questions about his ability to gain enough weight to play inside. Robinson has since managed to add good weight every year, and has worked his way up to 285 pounds. When you add his pedigree (brother of Adrian Robinson), the fact he’s Pennsylvania’s Class AAA heavy weight wrestling champion, and a non-stop motor, it’s going to hard to keep him off the field on the next level. Robinson quietly made a verbal commitment to Temple in July.
Colby Grant: A versatile back who does damage on the ground and in the passing game. When the ball is in his hands, he’s a threat to take it the distance from anywhere on the field. The backfield at Susquehanna has been crowded, so he’s been force to share carries the past two seasons. Grant’s beginning to come into his own a junior, getting stronger as the game goes on. He showed that by taking it to the house twice in the fourth quarter to secure a 40-24 victory.
- Mechanicsburg Wildcats
Bryton Barr: Although his team is struggling this season, it’s always a treat to watch this kid play the game of football. We already knew that Barr was an excellent tackler and a hardnosed football player. Barr’s a throwback to the 60-70’s era, as he goes both ways leaving an imprint on every game he plays. In this game, he contributed as running back, receiver, tight-end, linebacker, punter, and kicker. That’s six different positions folks! Ultimately, his greatest position of potential is at safety. He doesn’t have great size, but has the athleticism and ball skills to contribute there. Barr turned down several offers to fulfill his lifelong dream of becoming a Penn State Nittany Lion. He’ll start there in preferred walk-on status.
Class of 2013 prospects getting offers and attention
Bishop McDevitt (PA) head football coach Jeff Weachter informed Scout.com that his receiver Brian Lemelle has been offered by Rutgers and Temple. The 5’11” 175 pounder is one of the players in Pennsylvania and part of loaded crop of receivers for the 2013 class. The Pittsburgh Panthers have landed several prospects from Bishop McDevitt over the years, and it appears they are very close to offering. Lemelle’s recruitment is just beginning, there are no favorites and he’s open to everyone.
College coaches have been flocking to Our Lady of Good Counsel (MD) to check out a bumper crop of underclassmen. Scout attended the DeMatha – Good Counsel game a few weeks ago and interviewed linebacker Dorian O'Daniel. The four star backer has been sitting at 10 offers for awhile, but that changed when Florida and Cal pulled the trigger. O’Daniel is excited to have his first offer from the SEC, and thanks highly of both schools.
It’s looking like David Williams of West Catholic (PA) will be the top running back in PA for 2013. Williams is a big time prospect who’s been given four stars by Scout, but it wouldn't be out of the question for him to move beyond that even. He has several offers, with the biggest being from Notre Dame. That could quickly change as Williams informed scout that Michigan State, Wisconsin, and Boston College were at his school last week. The talented youngster will be calling those schools back, and we won’t be shocked if they add to his offer list.