West Allegheny football player Mike Caputo will announce his college choice tomorrow night and it is expected to be Wisconsin.
Caputo, the Post-Gazette Player of the Year in 2009, has narrowed his choices to Wisconsin and Ohio State. A senior, Caputo plays running back and defensive back for West Allegheny, but is being recruited by Wisconsin to play either strong safety or outside linebacker.
"Tired" of workouts
Post-Gazette photographers have been at a few schools the past week, snapping pictures of preseason workouts for football. The official start of practice is a week from today.
Apparently, working out with tires is quite the fad with some high school teams. BIG TIRES.
Photos at both Woodland Hills and Pine-Richland show players pushing, rolling and lifting gigantic tires. I've heard of this in workouts with college and pro players. I guess everything does filter down to the high schools eventually, right?
Anyway, look at the photo below of Pine-Richland's Josh Byrnes. You'll get the drift.
I doubt you'll see any tire workouts when practice starts next week.
By the way, the first day high school teams in Pennsylvania can scrimmage another team is Aug. 21.
South Fayette lineman chooses Liberty
Nolan Spicer, a 6-foot-4, 265-pound offensive tackle-defensive end at South Fayette, recently made a verbal commitment to Liberty University, an NCAA Division I-AA school in Virginia.
"A number of I-AA schools really liked him," said South Fayette coach Joe Rossi. "William & Mary, Delaware ... But he fell in love with Liberty and committed."
Manny Rojas, a former West Allegheny player, is an assistant coach at Liberty and recruited Spicer. Rojas is recruiting Western Pennsylvania.