Kyle McWreath doesn't have any scholarship offers and, according to the senior from Trinity High School, he hasn't been in contact with too many schools at this point.
McWreath has played maniacal defense through the Hillers' first two games, wins over Canon-McMillan and Trinity.
"I don't think we've ever had a guy go as hard as he does on every play," Trinity coach Ed Dalton said.
McWreath definitely went hard against Chartiers Valley and helped Trinity secure a key 9-6 victory. Besides rushing for 119 yards and a 32-yard touchdown, he was easily the game's best defensive player.
"We knew he was gassed when he asked to come out for a couple plays on defense," Dalton said. "In three years, I don'[t think he ever asked to come out on defense before."
Defense will be McWreath's future at the collegiate level and he looks like a natural at middle linebacker.
"I definitely want to play college football but no one is really looking at me right now. I don't have any offers or anything like that," McWreath said. "I think about it sometimes but it's not where I'm focused. We're a tight team and we're playing together."
* This is either a sign of how far high school football has evolved or a sign of the apocalypse. Class A California went 21 consecutive plays with calling a run. The passing game worked as the Trojans picked up a key win over Carmichaels in the Tri-County South.
Quarterback T.D. Conway, one of the area's better baseball players, went 20 of 36 for 248 yards and three touchdowns.
* With its shutout of McGuffey, Belle Vernon – Trinity's next opponent – has allowed 14 points through two games. Considering the Leopards played Hopewell and its sensational junior running back Rushel Shell in Week 1, it's an impressive number.
* Beth-Center's Jeff Tarley has eight touchdowns through two games. Eight.
* Here's a statistical oddity – Burgettstown has scored all 20 of its points this season in the final 2:14 of the games. The Blue Devils scored on the final play of a 10-6 loss at Deer Lakes.
* Several top players were out this week. Chartiers Valley played without Wayne Capers (and lost). West Allegheny is without Mike Caputo (and won). Woodland Hills is without Lafayette Pitts (and dropped to 0-2).
Another significant injury is at Charleroi. The Cougars, with barely over 30 players were minus tailback Quentin Briggs during Friday's loss at Brownsville, which dropped the Cougars to a disappointing 0-2 in the Interstate Conference.
Briggs, one of the tougher runners I've seen in recent years, isn't as well known as the previously mentioned players but, judging from results, it can be debated that he's as valuable to his team.
* Ringgold registered one of its better wins recently with a 37-9 smackdown of Hampton. Quad Law, mentioned on this blog as this year's breakout player, ran for two touchdowns and Demetrius Louis, who Ringgold followers said to look for, also had a touchdown run.
The Rams are 2-0 entering Keystone Conference play and will face one of the longest road trips imaginable for a regular season football game when it plays at WPIAL newcomer Hollidaysburg.
And head coach Matt Humbert has yet to lose in four games as coach. The Rams have scored 30-plus points in each game.
* It might be time to bolster expectations for Trinity, Chartiers-Houston, Ringgold, California and Jefferson-Morgan.