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From the Road: Pennsylvania

Recruiting Wrap: Wade holds offers from Penn State, Pittsburgh, West Virginia and Temple.
Performance: Wade was simply outstanding on both sides of the ball. He scored the first touchdown of the game from 54 yards out and scored again on a 34-yard reception but he really shined on defense. Wade made four interceptions and broke up one pass while getting five tackles and one tackle for a loss. With this performance, Wade cemented himself as one of the top sophomores in the country.
John Petrishen
Pittsburgh (Pa.) Central Catholic
Recruiting Wrap: Petrishen is considering Pittsburgh, Virginia, Wake Forest, West Virginia, Syracuse and others.
Performance: In a game full of questionable calls by the officials, Petrishen was the engine that made Central Catholic's offense go. Lining up mostly at quarterback in shotgun formation, he ran for 170 yards and one touchdown on 34 carries. His toughness was very impressive and he showed very good vision on some of his outside runs. Petrishen projects as a safety and he made his presence felt with four tackles and one tackle for a loss.
Ben DiNucci
Gibsonia (Pa.) Pine-Richland
Recruiting Wrap: A number of FCS schools have offered DiNucci.
Performance: DiNucci made a number of plays that ended up giving Pine-Richland the victory. He threw for 174 yards, one 12-yard touchdown and ran for 22 yards and one six-yard touchdown. DiNucci gave Central Catholic defenders fits because he was very slippery and just found ways to escape. He had a knack for finding open receivers down field when everything broke down around him.
Kaezon Pugh (2016)
Aliquippa (Pa.)
Recruiting Wrap: Pittsburgh and West Virginia have offered Pugh.
Performance: Out of all the games on Friday, there wasn't a tougher or a more hard-nosed runner than Pugh. He racked up 111 yards on 24 carries and came back late in the game after sustaining a lower leg injury in the third quarter. It routinely took more than two or three tacklers to bring down Pugh and when he was able to get to the outside defensive backs were hesitant to tackle him. On defense, Pugh added four tackles and one interception.
Brett Brumbaugh
Pittsburgh (Pa.) McDonald (Pa.) South Fayette
Recruiting Wrap: Recruiting Wrap: Brumbaugh is committed to Duquesne.
Performance: Brumbaugh has proven to be a prolific passer and continued that trend on Friday. He ended the night with 352 yards through the air with three touchdown passes while completing more the 68 percent of his passes. There is a lot to like about Brumbaugh's game. He has good arm strength and is good at reading defenses but his accuracy could be improved.
Chayse Dillon
Imperial (Pa.) West Allegheny
Recruiting Wrap: Dillon does not hold an offer.
Performance: Dillon had a huge game on Friday night, scoring three straight touchdowns to bring West Allegheny back from a 21-0 deficit. He carried the ball 26 times and it took more than one defender to bring him down on many occasions. Dillon was also a good inside runner and could move the pile to pick up important first downs.
Damar Hamlin (2016)
Pittsburgh (Pa.) Central Catholic
Recruiting Wrap: Maryland, Michigan and Notre Dame are the latest offers for Hamlin.
Performance: Hamlin is one of the top defensive backs in the 2016 class but had a pretty quiet game because the offense rarely went his way. He made five tackles and had one pass breakup in a game that mostly featured the running game. Hamlin is a special player with a very high ceiling but isn't as high as he could be on this list because there weren't a lot of opportunities for him to make an impact on the game.
Aaron Mathews (2016)
Clairton (Pa.)
Recruiting Wrap: Pittsburgh, West Virginia, Temple, Toledo and Akron have offered Mathews.
Performance: Mathews is a player that people identified early in his career at a dangerous, game-breaking weapon. The game was pretty much decided early on so Mathews was not relied upon as much as usual. He ended with 73 yards receiving on four catches and made three tackles and added an interception on defense.
David Adams (2017)
Pittsburgh (Pa.) Central Catholic
Recruiting Wrap: Adams does not have any offers yet.
Performance: Adams is just a sophomore but has a ton of potential. At 6-foot-2, 215-pounds, Adams has a great frame to fill out and played with a lot of aggressiveness at the linebacker position. He finished the game with a team leading seven tackles, one tackle for a loss and a very important fumble recovery. Look for Adams to get more explosive over the next couple of years and start pulling in offers.
CJ Thorpe (2017)
Pittsburgh (Pa.) Central Catholic
Recruiting Wrap: Thorpe does not have any offers yet.
Performance: Thorpe is a huge offensive lineman that excelled when run blocking. Playing left tackle, he showed impressively quick feet and was able to drive his man backwards and out of the play on multiple occasions. Thorpe was also very good at setting the edge so his running backs could get to the outside. Once he got his hands on the defender, Thorpe had the strength to turn them and push them wherever he wanted.
Joe Lieberman
Gibsonia (Pa.) Pine-Richland
Lieberman led Pine-Richland with 16 tackles and five tackles for a loss. He was making plays inside and outside and did a good job of beating the blockers to the edge.
Michael Merhaut
Gibsonia (Pa.) Pine-Richland
Merhaut had a big game for Pine-Richland on offense and defense. He made 11 tackles on defense and caught eight passes for 114 yards and one touchdown. Merhaut is just 5-foot-8 but was able to beat his man down field a number of times.
Xavier Fisher (2017)
Aliquippa (Pa.)
Fisher, a 6-foot-1, 265-pound defensive tackle, is just a sophomore but showed that he will be a major playmaker until he graduates. He made eight tackles and had one tackle for a loss. Fisher was dominant at times and made it difficult for South Fayette to get much going on the ground.
Patrick Anderson
Aliquippa (Pa.)
Anderson is a big time talent that wasn't as productive as usual. At 6-foot-3, 220-pounds, Anderson is capable of dominating games but didn't have many opportunities to make plays.
Arrington Gipson
Aliquippa (Pa.)
Gipson is one of those defensive linemen that consistently commands a double team so he doesn't totally wreck the offense's game plan. He didn't light up the stat sheet but did have five tackle and one tackle for a loss. His impact was felt because his teammates were freed up to make plays.
Adam Friedman
Mid-Atlantic Recruiting Analyst
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