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For many years I have been dedicated to promoting high school football athletes, communities and programs throughout the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Every year, all year long I travel the state building relationships with players, high school coaches and college coaches trying to find ways to help connect college coaches with high school recruits. Over the last two years we’ve been working on a recruiting website to further help connect recruits with coaches. I’ve talked to coaches to see what they’d like in a recruiting website. The day for the release has come!



Players, you now have at your hands a recruiting device that is backed by the passionate staff at PAFootballNews.com . You can provide all the info a coach needs to recruit you. Just register, fill out your profile and submit it. The rest is up to us. Through our website we’ll connect you with college coaches looking for someone of your skillset. All you have to do is keep your info on the site updated.

College coaches will find everything they need from recruits, including a search selection like no other. You will be able to search recruits by the district in which their team plays, helping you to refine your trips to recruiting areas as well as find new recruits you might not have know were in a certain area.

High School Coaches, there is even a section for you! You will be able to give your own evaluation of your players so colleges can hear from their coach.

We’ll have professional evaluations from:

Billy Splain, Site owner

A Berwick PA native, I have been involved with as well as covered HS Football for nearly 20 years and I’m the owner of PAFootballNews.com.  I will evaluate players from all over PA. My experience working with the Pennsylvania State Football Coaches Association, the PIAA keeps me in the loop with recruiting needs of the current college environment. I travel to camps all over the state and attend coaching clinics on a regular basis to meet up with college and HS coaches to discuss needs for players. My background growing up in Berwick PA didn’t lend to me playing football in my JR/SR years, but my experience in helping George Curry with recruiting is invaluable.  I coached midget for a bit, but I’ve studied the game all my life.

Mark Ross: high school football coach at Freedom HS for 3 years and 5 years at Hopewell. Mark played his college ball at Geneva from 1983 to 1987. His experience in high school football dates back to when his father was a coach at Hopewell HS.  Mark will be handling evaluations in the the Pittsburgh and surrounding area.

Coach Bill Shafer Specialists: After a tour in the US Navy, Coach Shafer was able to secure a position on The University of Akron football team, as a walk on kicker. Formative Camp: Ray Pelfrey’s Camps in the 1980’s, Steve Hoffman Kicking and Punting series. Coach of the year 1999 San Diego Junior Football League, Coach Massillon Tigers, 2001-2004, Drafted Erie Freeze Indoor Team 2006. Inventor Launch Pad Kick Off Tee. https://launchpadkickofftee.com/ Coach Shafer is a retired paramedic and is very details oriented by naturel His insights into kicking and punting motion and technique have helped a number of kickers get to their personal “next level.” @LaunchPadKickT

Zach Womer: Zach is a 2017 graduate of State College HS where he excelled at many positions on the line. Dont let his youth fool you, he’s a student of the game and for the class of 2020 had a placement of 91% of the players he evaluated that went on to play college ball.

Bill Crisp: Bill started playing football at the age of nine. He finished his high school senior year playing center for West Morris Central high school’s first state championship team coming out of the nationally renowned Iron Hills conference in North Jersey in 1982. After high school, he took his skill set to Kutztown University where he worked his way up the depth chart to be slated to start as a sophomore alongside the likes of NFL prospects including Andre Reed. However, he didn’t put as much time into the classroom as the weight room and that ended his Kutztown career, prematurely.

Bill ended up in the Army where he spent eight years in special operations forces with the 1st Ranger battalion and then as a Green Beret where he spent his off weekends playing pickup football with other football washouts from all over the country and all levels.

After his military career, Bill went back to college at Slippery Rock University, where in 1992, he tried out successfully for Coach Mihalik’s squad and was given a choice to play linebacker or offensive line. However, with many obligations on his table, and perhaps his only attempt at wisdom, he regretfully left the program to play for the lacrosse club where he started as a midfielder for three straight championship years while leaving more time for studies.

After graduating from Slippery Rock, Bill enjoyed a twenty-four-year long career in law enforcement while moonlighting as a writer. Among his several genres was football, where he covered Penn State for the “More Than a Fan” website. Among his work were articles where he conducted assessments and predictions of new Penn State recruits with a high level of accuracy, including pegging safety/athlete recruit Trace McSorely as the best quarterback in a 5-star class of QBs. Bill had been involved with football coaching at the junior and high school levels before signing on with Keystone Football Recruits as an evaluator. He lives with his wife and three children in Elk County PA, where his wife says his only gift is seeing potential in football players.

Brandon Noble

Played football for Penn State from 1993 through the 1996 season. Brandon went undrafted and signed as a free agent with the San Francisco 49ers and was allocated to the Barcelona Dragons of NFL Europe. He remained there until 1999 when he joined the Dallas Cowboys where he was once again sent to Barcelona. He then returned and played for the Cowboys until heading to the Washington Redskins in 2003. A Knee injury in 2005 ended his playing career.

Coaching career: Noble coached linebackers at West Chester in 2006 through 2010, also serving as Dline coach. He then moved on to the UFL Omaha Nighthawks in 2011. In 2012 he found himself with the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers. Noble then joined Matt Rhules staff at Temple in 2012 and remained for one year. He is now enjoying life as an assistant with Downingtown East high school. Brandon will be evaluating players from all over the state.

Gus Frerotte

Gus played high school football for Ford City, then headed off to Tulane where he threw for 5,480 yards and 32 tds. He was a 7th round draft pick for the Washington redskins and was selected to the 1997 Pro Bowl. In 1999 He left for the Detroit Lions. There he had one of his best years coming off the bench to replace Charlie Batch, posting a career-high 60.2% completion percentage (4th best in NFL) and an 83.6 passer rating (9th best in NFL and best of Frerotte’s career when starting 6 or more games). He also finished in the NFL Top 10 for Highest Average yards Per Pass Attempt at 6.88 (9th in NFL) & Passing Yards Per Game at 235.2 (8th in NFL).

He then moved on to Denver, leading the Broncos to a playoff spot. From 2002-2007 he spent time with the Vikings, Dolphins and Rams. In 2008 he went back to the Vikings but was released in 2009. After retiring, Gus coached high school football for John Burroughs in St Louis before moving back home to the Pittsburgh area and became an assistant coach at Central Catholic. Frerotte joined Coraopolis, PA-based startup RC21X, serving as the Vice President of Brain Health Initiatives. The company developed a cloud-based tool to monitor brain performance. Frerotte also serves as a brand ambassador for the firm. https://www.rc21x.com/

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We have to give a HUGE shout out to Ed Weaver from CircleWSports.com for putting the website together!