2 more WPIAL products to 'run-on' at PSU
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Penn State has added two more WPIAL products, as Franklin Regional linebacker Carter Henderson and Blackhawk running back Cole Chiappialle told coach Bill O'Brien that they plan to enroll as invited walk-ons.
They join North Allegheny receiver Gregg Garrity as “run-ons,” O'Brien's term for priority nonscholarship players.
Henderson told Penn State coaches Friday that he was accepting the offer to join the team as an invited walk-on. Chiappialle committed to Penn State earlier this week.
Chiappialle and Henderson received interest from smaller Division I school and Division II powers.
Henderson set a school record with 145 tackles last season, while Chiappialle had more than 2,000 rushing and receiving yards combined in 2012. The 5-foot-11, 200-pound running back ran for 1,494 yards and 23 touchdowns and caught 49 passes for 522 yards.
The two as well as Garrity, son of former PSU and Steelers receiver Gregg Garrity, were among 25 players Penn State pursued as invited walk-ons.
The school has a rich tradition with walk-ons — Garrity's father made a diving touchdown catch in the 1983 Sugar Bowl that helped deliver Penn State's first national championship — and it will lean on such players more than ever as it weathers NCAA sanctions.
Penn State, per sanctions, is allowed to offer only 15 scholarships a year for the next four years (the maximum for schools not on probation is 25). It has 17 recruits for its 2013 class, though five of them have enrolled early and will count toward the 2012 class.
Scott Brown is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. Reach him at email@example.com or via Twitter @ScottBrown_Trib.
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