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Pitt PSU lead for LB

Junior To Watch: Scott McKillop
School: Vandergrift (Pa.) Kiski Area
Position: Linebacker
Size and speed: McKillop is 6-foot-3 and 220 pounds. He runs the 40-yard dash in 4.5 seconds. He also runs 100 meters in 11.3 seconds.
Honors: As a junior McKillop earned all-conference honors.
Statistics: McKillop recorded 125 tackles with three interceptions as a junior linebacker.
Favorite schools: McKillop's favorite schools are Pitt, Penn State, Virginia, UConn and Iowa.
Skinny: McKillop is a fast and talented linebacker and one of the top players in Pennsylvania. He can play at either inside or outside linebacker and could contribute very early somewhere.
"I'm looking for schools that really concentrate a lot of energy on education, and football programs that value that as well," said McKillop. "The coaching staffs at each program will also be a large factor that will weigh heavily on my decision. So far my five leaders have each impressed me in both areas.
"The two schools that really stick out above everyone are Pitt and Penn State, though I'm still considering the others and there's plenty of time to decide."
McKillop has been receiving mail from programs all over the nation, and he has recently heard from schools like UCLA, Nebraska, Notre Dame and Florida. Pittsburgh has already offered McKillop a scholarship.
"I've already been to Pitt and Penn State and I plan on going to Virginia and West Virginia in the next few weeks. I know I'll be attending a few camps and making a few more unofficial trips between now and next year. I'm not in a hurry at all."
McKillop's brother, Chris, signed with Pitt in February.
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