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No WPIAL player on top 100 .... Football player critical after car accident

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By Mike White | Monday, May 24, 2010, 11:30 a.m.

Nationally-known talent scout Tom Lemming (CBS College Sports and Maxpreps.com) recently released his top 100 list for the football class of 2011. No WPIAL player made the list.

This is not surprising because the WPIAL class of 2011 is considered average, at best. There isn't much depth in terms of players who are Division I college caliber. Maybe the most-heavily recruited player is West Allegheny running back/linebacker Mike Caputo, but he didn't make the top 100.

But don't put too much stock in this top 100 list. Countless players who haven't been rated in the top 100 over the years have gone on to big things in college and the NFL. Only two Pennsylvania players made Lemming's list. Harrisburg Bishop McDevitt running back Jameel Poteat is No. 50 and Oil City tight end Ben Koyack (Notre Dame recruit) is No. 53.

Also, no WPIAL player is on scout.com's list of top 100,

Football player critical after accident

Last December, Seth Lauver scored the winning touchdown in Selinsgrove's victory over Manheim Central in the state Class AAA football championship. Today, Lauver is fighting for his life.

Lauver is in critical condition after a car accident on Selinsgrove's prom night Saturday. The Daily Item in Sunbury has the sad story.

The leftie catcher

Check it out. Marc Narducci of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports on a New Jersey high school baseball player who is a rarity - a left-handed catcher.

That 70 something coach

Former USC and NFL coach John Robinson is back -- on the high school level. The former USC and NFL coach is the new defensive coordinator at San Marcos High School in California.

Upcoming

We'll have some updates from some of the WPIAL baseball semifinals tomorrow night. I will be at the Pine-Richland-Upper St. Clair, and North Allegheny-Peters Township games.

If you like track at all, on Friday and Saturday, I'll have a live blog from the state track championships at Shippensburg University.

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