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