Penn Hills Notebook: Julian Dugger on the College Football Recruiting Radar

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Sunday May 29, 2022 | 11:01 a.m


Julian Dugger, a sophomore from Penn Hills, gets a lot of attention in the college football recruiting scene.

Dugger received an offer from the University of Massachusetts last week. He announced the offer on his Twitter feed. It’s been a busy spring for Dugger, who also has offers from Toledo and Pitt.

Dugger also excelled in the long jump and qualified for the PIAA Class 3A State Meeting by finishing third at WPIALs with a jump of 21 feet, 5 inches.

Dugger helped the Penn Hills soccer team reach the WPIAL Class 5A semifinals as a sophomore. The Indians, along with North Hills and Penn Hills, finished in a three-way tie for the conference title.

Dugger has passed for 1,306 yards and 20 touchdowns. He also rushed for 651 yards.

Sullivan honored

Penn Hills catcher Jordan Sullivan was selected for the Big 56 Section 2-5A All-Star Team. He was the only Indian player selected for the team.

In a difficult season for the Penn Hills program, Sullivan had solid numbers. Sullivan had a .302 batting average and drove in eight runs for Penn Hills. Sullivan also scored seven runs and hit a home run.

The Indians finished the season with a 3-14 record and missed the playoffs. Sullivan will play together at CCAC Boyce next season, CCAC coach Bill Spina said.

He will be in a CCAC program coming off a Region XX championship and was playing for a spot in the NJCAA World Series in May.

Collins gets wet feet

Penn Hills graduate AJ Collins has landed a spot on the Penn State New Kensington baseball team. Collins, a catcher, hit .196 as a freshman, drove in five carries and scored four. The Lions finished the season 9-24 and 3-12 in conference play.

Scuilli lays the foundation

Anthony Sciulli hasn’t fully broken into the starting lineup as a freshman but has shown he has a foundation to play more in the future. Sciulli batted .364 at Chatham and drove in eight runs in 19 appearances for the Cougars. Chatham finished the season 13-25 overall and 5-22 in the Presidents’ Athletic Conference game.

Donald takes it easy

Former Penn Hills and Pitt standout Aaron Donald missed the start of organized team activities with the Los Angeles Rams. According to a report by ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler, Donald, a three-time NFL Defensive Player of the Year and seven-time All-Pro defenseman, is looking for a new contract and could retire if he doesn’t get a deal to his liking.

Donald helped lead the Rams to the Super Bowl last season, which was their first since returning to Los Angeles from St. Louis in 2016. Donald finished last season with 12.5 sacks and 84 tackles.

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