CTK ’17 – 2017 WPIAL Class 5-A Players to Watch

CTK ’17 – 2017 WPIAL Class 5-A Players to Watch

Countdown to Kickoff 2017 continues with a six-day look at some of the top high school football talent in the WPIAL for this upcoming season. As always, this list just scratches the surface. We ask for your help in building a complete rundown of candidates. You can nominate a top player by clicking on NOMINATE TOP PLAYERS and submitting their name. Here is a look at some of the players to watch this 2017 campaign in Class 5-A.



Will Hirt – North Hills

Brady Walker – Gateway

Running Backs:

Micah Morris – Fox Chapel

Ross Greece – Kiski Area

Wide Receivers/Tight Ends:

Mateo Vandamia – West Allegheny

Jason Armstrong – Latrobe

Offensive Linemen:

Brock Basinger – Connellsville

Devega Byrd – Woodland Hills

Riley Michael – Fox Chapel

Will Mayr – Penn-Trafford

Nate Baillie – Armstrong


Nick Tarabrella – Penn-Trafford

Nick Sebastian – Moon


Defensive Linemen:

Logan Hawkins – Penn-Trafford


Luke White – Connellsville

Dom Cepulli – Upper St.Clair

Anthony Dellovade – West Allegheny

Bryce Lauer – Franklin Regional

Defensive Backs:

Jon Harper – McKeesport

Nate Leopold – Franklin Regional

Courtney Jackson – Gateway