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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.

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.

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Upon graduating in 2001 from Northeast High school in Philadelphia, I discovered there was life after playing football as a football reporter, follower and advocator for 20 years beginning with assisting Philly guru Ted Silary in 2002 with collecting game reports, stats & pre-season/post season analysis of players. I took on the responsibility of adding a new section to the website of collecting list of all former city league players & tracking their college career giving out weekly and post season awards for players from all 3 divisions. I also have assisted many players with finding homes after high school after evaluating game film and using existing relationships with college coaches to get those players into universities to further both academic and athletic careers.

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