High school notebook: Pitt lands 'Mr. All-Kittanning'

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The Pitt football team landed its second player from the class of 2015, and both junior recruits are from the WPIAL.

Kittanning High School's Nick Bowers made a verbal commitment Monday to Pitt. Bowers is 6 feet 4, 230 pounds and played everything at Kittanning in 2013 from receiver, slotback, tailback and quarterback in a spread offense.

He was recruited by Pitt to play tight end.

The other junior from the WPIAL who already has committed to Pitt is Canon-McMillan offensive lineman Alex Paulina.

Pitt offered Bowers in December and he made an unofficial visit to Pitt this past weekend.

Temple also offered and Purdue, Boston College and Cincinnati were among the schools that stopped at Kittanning in recent weeks to show interest.

"He came in [Monday morning] and said he was ready," Kittanning coach Frank Fabian said. "So he sent [Pitt] a text message and said he was committed. He didn't want to wait around. ... He's not one of those kids who will pull out five hats and announce. He really wanted to do this and liked Pitt."

Bowers set a school record with 53 catches for 826 yards in 2013. He also ran for 314 yards on 48 carries.

Coach faces discipline

The WPIAL Board of Control had a hearing Monday with Greensburg Central Catholic boys basketball coach Greg Bisignani to determine if he made physical contact with an official after a recent game. Bisignani denied the charge. But one game official testified that Bisignani made contact and another gave written testimony. Two other administrators from other schools at the game also informed the WPIAL that Bisignani made contact.

The WPIAL will release its ruling today. The league could impose penalties on Greensburg Central Catholic's team if the school does not discipline Bisignani.


Mike White: mwhite@post-gazette.com, 412-263-1975 and Twitter @mwhiteburgh.

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