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Gunn's A' Blazing
Vandergrift (Pa.) Kiski Area cornerback/wide receiver Brett Gunn is anxious for his new lease on life. The Cavaliers are now led by former West Virginia Mountaineer wide receiver and Gateway assistant coach Harvey Smith. Smith replaces Chris Heater who resigned recently. "We're very excited here to play for Coach Smith," Gunn said. "He comes from a winning team and we felt we should have been in the playoffs this season. We have been waiting for a coach like him. He cares about us and the program. You can tell he wants us to win." Gunn, 6-0 and 170-pounds, runs in the 4.4 range is one of the WPIAL's fastest players. He made a name for himself during the 7-on-7 circuit over the summer torching opposing defenses. He is the half-brother of Pittsburgh outside linebacker Adam Gunn, who he speaks to frequently about everything. "He talks a little bit about Pitt," Gunn said. "He mainly tells me that I need to keep lifting and getting myself bigger and stronger. He helps me prepare and get ready for college. We haven't discussed recruiting a lot, but I'm sure the more I get into it the more we'll talk about it." Gunn rarely misses a Panthers home game and the chance to see his big brother in action. He also made the trip to Morgantown for the "Backyard Brawl". "I know the coaches at Pitt very well," Gunn stated. "With Adam going there I have seen a lot of the campus. I go to most of the home games. I went to the West Virginia game this year. It was pretty amazing. "My brother did pretty well," he said. "The McKillop brothers (Scott and Chris) played real well, so the people around Kiski were all excited about it." A leaping Gunn makes one of the best catches we witnessed all year long at the IUP 7-on-7. He has seen interest from the likes of Ohio State, Pittsburgh, Buffalo, Virginia, Syracuse and Connecticut. Gunn traveled to Columbus, Ohio and the home of the Big Ten Champion Ohio State Buckeyes on Saturday with his new head coach. Gunn felt right at home. "Ohio State is the first school I really visited, but that campus is really nice," Gunn said. "They have a nice weight room and all the other facilities are great. I could see myself there." While Gunn wasn't offered a scholarship from the Buckeyes he was encouraged by their interest level. "They want me to visit up there some more." He said. "The coaches told me to contact them and that they'd like to bring me in to camp." All eyes will be on Gunn this year as the Cavaliers lose wide receiver James O'Quinn and quarterback Josh Vick. Gunn will be expected to be the leader and top returning weapon on offense and defense.
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