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Brentwood TE Michael Kish issues verbal declaration to Akron

Written by: on Thursday, July 12th, 2012


The Brentwood Spartans figure to be a legitimate challenger this season in the WPIAL Class A landscape, and they’ll do so with the benefit of a Division-1 FBS prospect in their fold.

Michael Kish, a 6’5, 250-pound tight end/defensive lineman for the Spartans, issued a verbal declaration to Akron today, according to national recruiting service With his declaration, Kish becomes the second WPIAL gridiron athlete to choose the Mid-American Conference rep Zips as his school of choice – Greensburg Central Catholic’s multi-purpose weapon Zach Guiser is the other.

During his recruiting process, Kish held a pair of scholarship offers – Akron and also Virginia Military Institute – and had generated interest from programs like Cincinnati, Connecticut, Kent State, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Pitt, Rutgers, Temple and Youngstown State, among others. ranked Kish as the No. 68 tight end prospect in the nation for the 2013 recruiting class and assigned him a two-star rating.

Kish finished his junior season for the Spartans with 11 receptions for 151 yards and two touchdowns, averaging 13.7 yards per reception.

Brentwood finished 9-2 overall in 2011, reaching the WPIAL A quarterfinals. In addition to Kish, the Spartans return quarterback Chris Shortley, running back Justin Vickless (a career 1,500-yard rusher) and linemen John Schmitt and Michael Andrews from a team which bowed to Sto-Rox, 40-0, in Week 11. The Spartans averaged 29.4 points per game last season.

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