Central Catholic’s A.J. Beatty narrows lengthy offers list to 7 favorites

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Friday, May 17, 2019 | 11:18 AM


Central Catholic junior A.J. Beatty, who leads WPIAL football recruits with more than 40 combined FBS and FCS offers, narrowed his lengthy list Friday.

The 6-foot-5, 255-pound defensive end announced a Top Seven that included West Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Central Florida, Purdue, North Carolina State and Maryland.

Rivals rates Beatty as a three-star recruit and ranks him seventh overall among Pennsylvania prospects in the 2020 class.

His list of Power 5 offers also included Pitt, Minnesota, Syracuse, Virginia and others. Maryland was the most recent school to join his list, offering him a scholarship May 8.

Chris Harlan is a TribLive reporter covering sports. He joined the Trib in 2009 after seven years as a reporter at the Beaver County Times. He can be reached at charlan@triblive.com.

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