Almost everything Jonathan Dorogy does is at lightning speed.
When Dorogy was a freshman, he appeared on the "The Tonight Show" with Jay Leno to display his ability to speed clap, where his record is 14 claps in a second.
But it's the speed that this 2013 Seneca Valley High School graduate displayed with his legs on the football field, the baseball diamond and the track that helped him become the Post-Gazette's North Xtra Male High School Athlete of the Year.
"In baseball, most of the time, I've been a leadoff hitter," Dorogy said. "I've never been a power hitter, so I mostly 'slap-hit' the ball to the other field and just use my speed. I also use it playing center field.
"In football, I know it's a cliché, but you can't hit what you can't see. I'm not the biggest guy, but if they can't catch me, it doesn't matter if they're bigger than me."
Dorogy, who is 5 feet 8, led Seneca Valley in receptions (40) and receiving yards (683). He also rushed for 386 yards and scored 11 touchdowns. He was also a standout on defense.
He helped Seneca Valley reach the WPIAL Class AAAA semifinals for the first time since 1997.
Dorogy caught almost all of his passes from classmate Jordan Brown, who credited not only Dorogy's speed, but also his effort, for his success.
"He has so much heart," Brown said. "He's not the biggest guy, but he has one of the biggest hearts on the field. His attitude is always good.
"And he obviously uses his speed to his advantage. We've had a connection since seventh grade. He and Forrest [Barnes] are two of the fastest kids and they helped us out a lot."
Dorogy, Barnes and Brown all teamed up again in the spring to help Seneca Valley's 400-meter relay team take third in the state.
Dorogy had run indoor track and field every winter since his freshman year, but had not competed in outdoor track in the spring because of baseball.
But Seneca Valley's sprinting coach, Gar Bercury, approached Dorogy about running the relay this spring.
Dorogy agreed and decided to also compete in the 100- and 200-meter dashes.
It wasn't easy to balance his schedule with baseball, however. Dorogy would go to baseball practices or games during the day on Monday through Friday, then go to the track by himself afterward to complete his track workout.
He also attended "optional" track and field practices on Sundays with the rest of the relay team to work on handoffs.
He did all this while also completing his schoolwork and starting on a workout schedule sent to him by The Citadel, where Dorogy has enrolled and will play football in the fall.
"Looking back on it, [balancing my schedule] was pretty tough, but I wouldn't change a thing," Dorogy said.
His hard work paid off.
He helped Seneca Valley's baseball team reach the WPIAL title game for the third consecutive season, although the Raiders were unable to pull off a "three-peat" after losing to North Allegheny in the district finals.
On the track, Dorogy finished second in the 100-meter dash to Gateway's Julius Rivera at both the WPIAL and PIAA Class AAA meets. He ran a 10.83 in the state final.
He also placed third in the WPIAL meet in the 200 meters.
He credits Barnes, who finished third in the 100 meters in the WPIAL meet, in pushing him to be his best.
"We were competitive, but it worked to our advantage," Dorogy said. "It made each of us work harder. We went back-and-forth throughout the season and just kept pushing each other. It really helped."
Dorogy is currently at The Citadel going through workouts through the end of the week. He said he may see some time on special teams this upcoming season for the Bulldogs, but isn't sure whether he'll get any snaps on offense.
Brown expects his friend to make an impression in South Carolina.
"I feel he's going to do great things," Brown said. "He'll do really well down there."
All of which would make the Bulldog fans clap as quickly as they can.