TribLIVE

| Sports


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

Trib Prospect: Peters Township's Cory Owen

TribLIVE Sports Videos

Christopher Horner | Tribune-Review
Peters Township quarterback Cory Owen works out during practice Thursday, Aug. 15, 2013, in Peters.

Vitals

6-2, 200

Jr., QB

PetersTownship

Notable: Totaled 1,263 yards and 11 TDs in 2013

Top high school sports
Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014, 9:10 p.m.
 

It's a good time to be a dual-threat quarterback.

The same week Russell Wilson bested Peyton Manning in the Super Bowl, Peters Township junior Cory Owen picked up his first NCAA Division I scholarship offer — from Toledo.

Like Wilson, Owen (6-2, 200) is a bit undersized, but that may not matter with his 4.5-second 40-yard dash time and comfort running a zone-read offense.

“Cory's style is appealing to a lot of colleges,” Peters Township coach Rich Piccinini said.

Pitt, Boston College, Northwestern, Temple and Bowling Green also have visited Peters Township, Piccinini said.

Owen, who grew up playing running back and quarterback, rushed for 762 yards and 10 touchdowns as a junior, adding 501 more through the air.

“I think more schools are looking for spread, dual-threat quarterbacks,” Owen said. “I definitely fit into that category with my arm and running ability.

“Russell Wilson has the ability to run and throw. He's only 5-11, so I have 3 inches on him.”

— Jason Mackey

 

 

 
 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Stories

  1. Foreign influx in Allegheny County at ‘tipping point’
  2. Roethlisberger ‘prays’ he can stay with Steelers when deal expires
  3. Steelers hope group of low-budget cornerbacks can deliver
  4. Steelers WR Wheaton wants to produce after injury-plagued rookie year
  5. Steelers notebook: Ben believes rookie WR Bryant can contribute
  6. Former Gateway coach Smith is ‘perfect fit’ for Penn State football staff
  7. Suspect in McKeesport home invasion arrested in Toledo
  8. LaBar: Cesaro is WWE’s next Cinderella story
  9. Inside the ropes: Roethlisberger may have his big receiver
  10. Pirates notebook: Hurdle, Huntington on same page
  11. Emails show Allegheny County Council staff investigated potential snooping
Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.