Trib prospect: Aliquippa's Patrick Anderson
TribLIVE Sports Videos
With two 4,000-yard rushers and many lopsided wins, Aliquippa didn't need to pass much last season. So few outside Beaver County knew much about junior wideout Patrick Anderson.
At least not until some remarkable catches in the WPIAL Class AA championship.
“That was the game that definitely put him on the map,” said Aliquippa assistant Sherm McBride of the 6-foot-4 receiver who was a standout in November at Heinz Field. “When you have great players like Dravon (Henry) and (Terry) Swanson, it's hard to pass the ball. ... But this year, I think you'll see more.”
Anderson has scholarship offers from Akron, West Virginia and Western Michigan. McBride took Anderson and Quips lineman Arrington Gipson (6-1, 300) to Pitt earlier this month. Anderson also visited Penn State and West Virginia.
“He has great hands, he runs great patterns and he finishes well,” McBride said. “He attacks the ball and gets to his destination.”
— Chris Harlan
Show commenting policy
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.
- Starkey: Century mark beckons for Ben
- Highmark seeks double-digit increase for more benefits, heavy use
- Flyers continue mastery of Penguins at Consol
- Cops: Washington County surplus store sold stolen items
- Steelers’ defense on pace for fewest sacks in 16-game season
- Wanted sex offender caught hiding in homemade fort in Washington County
- Officials identify witness to Port Authority bus crash after releasing photo
- WPIAL, coaches are still looking to schedule Week 9 rivalry games
- Canadians more fearful, aware after ‘very rare’ attack in Ottawa
- Corbett rips Wolf tax proposals during Hempfield campaign stop
- Contempt citation sought by state against Highmark for alleged violation of deal with UPMC