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Kanuch gets family offer

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Speedy wide receiver Brad Kanuch out of Johnstown (Pa.) Westmont Hilltop has just picked up another offer, but this time around it's a family affair.
Kanuch picked up his most recent offer from his uncle, defensive coordinator Tom Bradley at Penn State.
"It was really good to get it, I have been around that place my entire life and it's good to look at them in a different way," he said. "That's always a scholarship that looks good for everybody and I was really excited when I got it. Being recruited by such a great coach like Joe Paterno is just great. Joe sent it out and I was able to talk to my uncle about the offer."
Kanuch is also looking to head up to State College for an unofficial visit on June 4th to talk to coach Paterno more about the offer.
With the evaluation period over, which schools have impressed Kanuch?
"I was impressed with Connecticut and Georgia Tech because they are building some really nice facilities in the next year. The conversation with the coach from Connecticut was really nice, he's a younger guy and he told me about everything going on up there. He told me the stadium just got re-done and they are looking at me as a wide receiver, which is what I want to play. Georgia Tech had many of the same things as Connecticut and those two schools really stuck out that haven't offered me yet."
Have any schools impressed Kanuch enough that he knows he wants to take an official visit there?
"I'm not really sure yet, I'm still debating what I'll do with my summer schedule, but I definitely think Maryland and probably Connecticut right now," he said. "I just want to see Maryland again and spend more time with the coaches. Whenever we've been down there it's hectic, so one-on-one time would be nice. I heard Connecticut was a smaller town and the town evolves around the campus, that's something I like and it attracts me to there."
Currently, Kanuch has no summer camps planned, but the receiver is looking at heading to Eastern Michigan, North Carolina and Wake Forest for unofficial visits.
As for a decision, Kanuch appears to be interested in waiting awhile.
"I'm still thinking I'll probably make it later," he said. "I want to see all the campuses and know what's going on with all the coaches. I want to make sure I get my head on straight and then I can definitely know where I want to go."
Right now, the receiver prospect is preparing for next season.
"I'm mostly lifting now and relearning everything for next year," he said. "I'm making sure I know all the plays and I'm working on my passing skills because I might be playing quarterback again this year. The coaches want to get the ball in my hands and they're looking to do something like Alex Smith at Utah package where the quarterback reads the ends and passes it off or takes it. I like it as it's another position I can play and learn the perspective on how everything is."
Kanuch caught 14 receptions for 223 yards and five touchdowns; he also ran for 1,400 yards and 14 touchdowns and had 55 tackles for five interceptions last year. He was named all-area and conference player of the year.
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