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Another WPIAL product will chase his dream of playing big-time college football at Penn State.

Pine-Richland running back Brock Baranowski plans to attend Penn State as an invited walk-on or “run-on,” the term coined by coach Bill O'Brien.

A nagging heel problem sidelined Baranowski for much of his senior season. He rushed for 188 yards and three touchdowns on 29 carries and collected 13 tackles while playing both linebacker and defensive back. He made the all-conference team as a special teams player.

Clair Altemus, who coached Baranowski before retiring at the end of the 2012 season, said Baranowski has fully recovered from the heel injury and is playing basketball for the Rams.

“His best years are in front of him,” Altemus said.

Baranowski will be reunited with former Pine-Richland teammate Austin Whipple at Penn State. Whipple enrolled last month at Penn State. The other three WPIAL players who will go to Penn State as invited walk-ons are North Allegheny wide receiver Gregg Garrity, Franklin Regional linebacker Carter Henderson and Blackhawk running back/defensive back Cole Chiappialle.

— Scott Brown

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