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Karns City senior WR thrilled with RMU offer

| Thursday, June 26, 2014, 8:33 p.m.
Christopher Horner | Tribune-Review
South Fayette's Roman Denson intercepts a pass intended for Karns City's Logan Moroney during the third quarter of their PIAA Class AA playoff Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013, at Clarion.

Logan Moroney has the build of a Division I football player, and now he has his first offer to become one.

Moroney, a wide receiver/defensive end at Karns City, picked up his first scholarship offer from Robert Morris two weeks ago, and more are likely on the way for the 6-foot-2, 210-pound senior.

The offer came quickly for Moroney, who also was the leading rebounder for the Gremlins' basketball team and was the sixth-place finisher in the PIAA Class AA 200-meter run in track.

“They said they'd like to look at me in early May,” Moroney said. “I talked to the coaches and shook their hands at the Pitt camp. They came up to me afterward that day and told me that they'd like to offer me a scholarship.”

Moroney had 562 yards and eight touchdowns on 33 catches last year for a run-first Karns City team that reached the PIAA Class AA quarterfinals before losing to South Fayette.

With his combination of speed and strength, Moroney projects as a player who could play wide, in the slot, or with a little more size added, as a tight end.

His combination of athletic skills, Moroney said, is something that often comes up when speaking with college coaches.

“In the spring, they'd always ask about track times, and most of them usually ask right away about basketball — points and rebounds,” Moroney said.

Karns City coach Ed Conto sees those same athletic skills daily, and he thinks Moroney could be better this fall.

“The first thing that jumps out is his strength. He can bench 330 (pounds), has good squat and dead lift numbers, and you can see his speed and jumping ability from track,” Conto said. “There's still little parts of his game that he can work on, and he knows that. He should be able to dominate at this level, and that's what (college) coaches are going to want to see.”

With the first offer under his belt, Moroney said he is excited to work for more. In addition to a heavy summer workout schedule, he has a number of other college camps he plans to attend before practice begins for Karns City in August.

Matt Grubba is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. Reach him at mgrubba@tribweb.com or via Twitter @Grubba_Trib.

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