Penn Hills Diary: Julian Dugger on college football’s recruiting radar



Sunday, May 29, 2022 | 11:01 a.m.

Penn Hills sophomore Julian Dugger is getting a lot of attention in the college football recruiting scene.

Dugger received an offer from the University of Massachusetts last week. He announced the offer on his Twitter feed. It’s been a busy spring for Dugger, who also has offers from Toledo and Pitt.

Dugger also excelled in the long jump, qualifying for the PIAA Class 3A state competition by finishing third at the WPIAL with a jump of 21 feet, 5 inches.

Dugger helped the Penn Hills football team reach the WPIAL Class 5A Semifinals as a sophomore. The Indians finished in a three-way tie for the conference title with North Hills and Penn Hills.

Dugger passed for 1,306 yards and 20 touchdowns. He also rushed for 651 yards.

Sullivan honored

Penn Hills wide receiver Jordan Sullivan was selected to the Big 56 Section 2-5A All-Star Team. He was the only Indian player chosen for the team.

In what has been a tough season for the Penn Hills program, Sullivan was able to post strong numbers. Sullivan had a .302 batting average and drove in eight runs for Penn Hills. Sullivan also scored seven runs and hit a home run.

The Indians finished the season with a 3-14 record and missed the playoffs. Sullivan will play collegiately at CCAC Boyce next season, CCAC coach Bill Spina said.

He will join a CASC program after a Region XX championship and played for a spot in the NJCAA World Series in May.

Collins gets her feet wet

Penn Hills graduate AJ Collins found a role on the Penn State New Kensington baseball team. Collins, a catcher, hit .196 as a rookie, hitting five runs and scoring four runs. The Lions finished the season 9-24 and 3-12 in conference.

Scuilli lays the foundations

Anthony Sciulli hasn’t fully entered the starting line-up as a rookie but has shown he has the foundation to play more in the future. Sciulli hit .364 at Chatham and drove in eight runs in 19 appearances for the Cougars. Chatham finished the season 13-25 overall and 5-22 in Presidents’ Athletic Conference play.

Donald takes matters into his own hands

Former Penn Hills and Pitt star Aaron Donald missed the start of organized team activities with the Los Angeles Rams. According to a report by ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler, Donald, a three-time NFL Defensive Player of the Year and seven-time professional defensive lineman, is seeking a new contract and could retire if he doesn’t. don’t get a deal. his taste.

Donald helped lead the Rams to the Super Bowl last season, which was their first since returning to Los Angeles from St. Louis in 2016. Donald finished with 12.5 sacks and 84 tackles last season.

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