TribLIVE

| Sports


 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

Trib prospect: Shady Side Academy's Jarred Brevard

Jason Bridge | Valley News Dispatch
Shady Side Academy's Jarred Brevard (21) runs the ball against Valley.

TribLIVE Sports Videos

Vitals

5-8, 188

Sr., RB

Shady Side Academy

Notable: Has a 3.55 GPA, 1,780 on SAT, 26 on ACT

Top high school sports
Sunday, Oct. 20, 2013, 12:01 a.m.
 

JARRED BREVARD

Jarred Brevard didn't just find a future home in Fordham, he found a college whose head coach shared common ground in their childhoods.

Like Brevard, Fordham coach Joe Moorhead is a Penn Hills native who attended St. Bartholomew grade school before playing quarterback at Central Catholic and Fordham.

“I thought it was pretty cool,” Brevard said. “He's somebody you know you can trust.”

Brevard trusted Moorhead so much he made a verbal commitment to the Patriot League school. The Shady Side Academy running back chose the Rams over Cornell, Davidson and Penn.

Fordham started the season 7-0 and is ranked in the top 10 in FCS.

“I took an unofficial visit in the summer and they pretty much rolled out the red carpet for me,” Brevard said. “I felt like it was the right spot for me to go.

“With the situation they're in, they're only taking one running back and had other offers out there. I wanted to make sure I had my spot. I didn't want to miss out on the opportunity to go there since they were my No. 1.”

 

 

 
 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Stories

  1. Inside the ropes: Shazier shows off speed
  2. Steelers hope new faces breathe life into team
  3. Grand jury report says Western Psych failed to cooperate with police
  4. Steelers notebook: Team hasn’t called on Keisel, Harrison yet
  5. Pirates notebook: Mercer welcomes chance in No. 2 spot
  6. Killer sharks are taking over the air, and the airwaves
  7. Police say naked woman stabs three women during street fight in McKees Rocks
  8. 1 intruder killed, other shot and wounded in Carrick home invasion
  9. Steelers linebacker Spence confident he can avoid injury setbacks
  10. NFL notebook: Ex-Steeler Sanders picks Manning over Big Ben
  11. Pa. Congressmen ask NCAA to relax sanctions on Penn State football
Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.