PITTSBURGH – The 2Tenths Top 150 camp took place on Sunday at the Shady Side Academy and over 200 hopefuls from the region were in attendance. National Recruitment Analyst Adam Friedman was on the field to check the talent.
The next wave of linebackers
There are a surprising number of top linebacking prospects in the Pittsburgh area and a number of them were on the field Sunday. Four stars Dayshaun Burnet was the highest ranked of the group. At this point, the 2025 outlook continues to show physical development while becoming more agile in the open field.
Class of 2025 Linebacker Bradley Gomper was also a physically impressive prospect with a very strong frame but, with a cast in hand, he was unable to compete in one-on-ones. During position drills, Gompers showed the athleticism and footwork needed to play the position at a high level.
Linebackers such as the 2026 Colsen-Gatten And Ashton Blatt with the class of 2027 Romain Thompson are each impressively constructed prospects for their class and could be among the Pittsburgh area’s next heavily recruited prospects.
West Virginia’s DB Commitment is one to watch
Many scouts on site were eagerly waiting to see Jason Cross Jr. but he was not 100% physically so he did not participate in individual exercises. He was a full participant in positional drills and watched the game. He has really smooth footwork, is very light on his feet and has good direction-changing speed. Cross has a wiry 6-foot-1 frame with very long arms. That length and those soft hands could help him become a major asset in the secondary at the top level.
THE West Virginia commit preferred the Mountaineers Pittsburgh, Michigan And Syracuse. dinosaur babies and his coaching staff at Syracuse haven’t stopped recruiting Cross, but he says he’s still solidly committed to the Mountaineers. If their 2023 season doesn’t get off to a good start, it might be interesting to see if Syracuse picks up steam with Cross.
Two quarterbacks stand out
Keisean Henderson was in town to visit his family and decided to participate in the first and second session of the camp on Sunday. He took the majority of his reps as a quarterback, but sprinkled in a few as a receiver and defensive back at various points in the one-on-one session. Henderson has a truly impressive 6-foot-3 frame and a solid 170-pound build. Most of his offers are as a receiver or defensive back, but as more coaches see how quickly he has progressed as a pitcher, those offers turn into athlete offers.
Henderson’s recruitment is still taking shape, but Texas A&M figures to be involved during the duration of his recruitment. He was spotted wearing an Aggies towel during practice on Sunday.
Henderson had one of the best days of any quarterback there on Sunday, but Julien Dugar impressed too. The southpaw is developing well and his accuracy has steadily improved throughout the spring. It will be interesting to see how his recruitment changes after the first games of the upcoming season.
Penn State gets in on the action again
Penn State wide receiver engagement Pierre González is back on the pitch after fully recovering from an ACL injury. He looks like the big, strong outside receiver we’ve come to expect. At 6-foot-2 and 200 pounds, Gonzalez has the strength to beef up any defensive back out of his way, and he’s been particularly good at making deep passes in pop-ball situations. Gonzalez hasn’t exactly mastered the entire route tree, but he looks like a receiver who will effectively use his frame to give quarterbacks big targets in the short-to-mid range while providing great target on the field and during red zone possessions.
Another notable wide receiver to remember is the 2027 tight end Carter Bonner. The incoming 6-foot-3 rookie has good hands and has proven to be a dangerous target in the field.
Young guns in high school
There were plenty of defensive backs from the underclass who looked like they could turn into regional or national prospects before all was said and done. Hope of the Class of 2026 David Davis already has a few offers and looks to be a very physical defensive back. He has the long speed to stick with most receivers, especially when playing deep, and his solid footwork allows him to break passes well.
Kyshawn Robinson And Da’Ron Barksdale, both hopefuls for 2026, have also had very good days. There is still plenty of room for Robinson to grow and fill out. Barksdale is a truly intriguing prospect who could compete all over the defensive field. He is so explosive and quick that he is able to bait quarterbacks into bad passes before shutting down and getting his hands on the ball.
Delmario’s Shields, a 2025 prospect from Munhall (Pennsylvania) Steel Valley, has been as successful as any defensive back in camp. His recruitment could see a spike after the first month or so of the season. The same could be said of Xair Stevensonalso a hope for 2025, coaches are taking a closer look at him.