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McKeesport's Jackson leaning to Pitt..... What about Simmons? .... 115-110 high school game tonight

Written by Mike White on .

Some individuals have put up some big scoring numbers in a WPIAL basketball game this season. And now this: There was a WPIAL game tonight where both teams scored more than 100 points.

Norwin defeated Latrobe, 115-110, in one overtime. 225 points in one game. Incredible stuff. Norwin's Matt Palo had 43 points and Andy Carter 37. In three decades of covering WPIAL basketball, I don't ever remember a regular-season game where both teams scored more than 100. I'm not saying it never happened. But if it did, someone out there let me know.

Now onto recruiting.

Jackson and Pitt

McKeesport's Branden Jackson won't announce his college decision until tomorrow and he said tonight he still hasn't made up his mind. This was before he played a basketball game at North Hills.

Branden_Jackson_webHowever, sources close to Jackson say he will sign with Pitt tomorrow.

Pitt got into the recruiting game just recently with Jackson (pictured to the left) and one of the main reasons Jackson likes the Panthers is because they told him he can play linebacker. Or at least a stand-up defensive end. Is he good enough to play linebacker? Time will tell.

As for Jackson's teammate, defensive lineman Delvon Simmons, some people who know Simmons don't know what to expect. Pitt, Oregon, USC, North Carolina and Rutgers are his finalists. They said Simmons isn't someone who would be bothered by going to college far from home. They wouldn't be surprised if he chose Oregon, Rutgers or even USC. This is a pure guess, but I say he doesn't go to Pitt.

McKeesport will have a signing-day ceremony tomorrow at noon. That's when we will definitely know the decisions of Jackson and Simmons. Woodland Hills will have a "signing-day breakfast" at 8 a.m. That's when we'll know if Lafayette Pitts will go to Rutgers or Pitt.

Clairton's Desimon Green will also announce his decision tomorrow. He will choose between Pitt and Texas Tech. Still can't see him picking Texas Tech. I say Pitt gets Green.

Pitt recruiting

Here is colleague Paul Zeise's story on Pitt's newest football recruit.

About Delrece Williams

In the comments section, people were asking about Steel Valley running back Delrece Williams. He does not have any Division I offers and is not expected to get any in the future. His coach, Rod Steele, said Williams most likely will head to a prep school or Division II school.

In Thursday's paper, we will have a list of where the Fabulous 22 are headed to college. A handful of them are undecided.

More recruiting notes

Peters Township offensive lineman Nevin Hagman will sign with Bucknell.

Woodland Hills defensive lineman Julian Turner has chosen The Citadel.

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