College interest continues to grow for linemen Fintan Brose, Michael Petrof
By: Bill Beckner Jr.
Tuesday, April 30, 2019 | 7:16 PM
The college offers keep pouring in for a pair of Westmoreland County linemen who are as proficient in the classroom as they are as pass-blockers.
Fintan Brose of Hempfield and Michael Petrof of Ligonier Valley are beginning to see interest from the same schools as they near the completion of their junior year — and the start of a big summer.
Air Force and Lehigh offered both this week, the latter sending coaches to visit their high schools.
So thankful to receive an offer from the U.S. Air Force Academy! pic.twitter.com/4I4C7nwX8D
— Fintan Brose (@brose_fintan) April 30, 2019
Honored to receive an offer from the United States Air Force Academy. I want to thank @CoachMorrisAF for taking time out of his day to come and talk to me. Excited to get to know the Falcons⚡️⚡️⚡️ pic.twitter.com/lwaRWh2haY
— Michael Petrof (@Michael_Petrof) April 30, 2019
Brose is up to 18 Division I offers, 10 from FBS schools, including one “Power 5,” from Vanderbilt.
The 6-foot-4, 280-pound two-way lineman also has visited Michigan State. His additional FBS offers are from Tulane, Florida International, Umass, Buffalo, Navy, Akron, Kent State and Bowling Green.
Petrof (6-2, 275), a defensive tackle and offensive guard, also is drawing attention from various D-I conferences. His FCS offers include Robert Morris, Cornell, Lafayette and Fordham, as well as others from a half-dozen Ivy League programs, including Yale, Harvard and Princeton.
Ivy League schools do not offer athletic scholarships and military academies give “appointments,” not full athletic rides.
Bill Beckner Jr. is a Tribune-Review Staff Writer. You can contact Bill by email at [email protected] or via Twitter .