Rob Trudo, one of Pennsylvania's top defensive linemen from the Class of 2011, had a big junior year at Farrell Area Senior, and his stock has never been higher.
This past fall Trudo recorded 65 tackles, four sacks and 21 tackles for loss, while forcing three fumbles and recovering two more. On top of that he missed about three games because of an injury to his achilles tendon. He's still nursing that, and has missed some basketball action because of it. He plans on being back in action next week.
On the year Farrell Area finished 14-1, losing 13-7 in the regional final.
At 6-foot-5 and 262-pounds, Trudo has the quickness and explosiveness to play a number of different positions.
"Honestly, I don't know what I'll play. My coach has said offensive guard, but some are saying defensive end."
Trudo said he has not heard from any colleges since his own season ended. During the season coaches from West Virginia and Pitt made trips to Trudo's school to take a look at him.
"I went to Pitt twice this year, for the USF game and the Notre Dame game," he said.
"It was nice up there - real nice up there. The atmosphere is good and the football team is doing real good, too."
Trudo said he will likely camp at Pitt, West Virginia and either Ohio State or Penn State next year.