CTK ’17 – 2017 WPIAL Class 3-A Players to Watch

CTK ’17 – 2017 WPIAL Class 3-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 3-A.



Nico Battisti – Central Valley

Running Backs:

Lionel Deanes – Seton-LaSalle

Avante McKenzie – Aliquippa

Danny Santia – Central Valley

Dustin Shoaf – Yough

Deonte Ross – Valley

Wide Receivers/Tight Ends:

Alex Bellinotti – Burrell

Isaiah McNair – Quaker Valley

Offensive Linemen:

Tyler Caragein – Keystone Oaks

Dajour Fisher – Aliquippa

Preston Cron – Central Valley

A.J. Ackerman – Elizabeth Forward

Scott Houseman – Yough


Jake Sarver – Freeport

Will Connelly – Beaver

Donavin Chambers – Ellwood City


Defensive Linemen:

Jerry Volpe – Keystone Oaks

Vinny Verrico – Central Valley

Levi Graft – Yough

Mike Mehalic – South Park


Alex Bellinotti – Burrell

Tyriq Jones – Aliquippa

Isaiah Mack – South Park

Brian Donahue – Yough

Defensive Backs:

Austin Romanchak – Freeport

Isiah Bowman – Freeport

Kwantel Raines – Aliquippa

Jaden Datz – Southmoreland

Christian Clutter – McGuffey