Moody, who doubles as an offensive guard, has accepted an invitation to play in the Semper Fidelis All-American game, scheduled for Jan. 4 at the Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif.
2. Curtis Cothran, Council Rock North, Sr., 6-4, 230. Cothran, a late bloomer headed to Penn State, has bench-pressed 345 pounds, power-cleaned 270, deadlifted 500, and back-squatted 415.
3. Nelson Lee Lucas-Murphy, Downingtown East, Sr., 6-2, 220. The Robert Morris recruit helped the Cougars nailed down the top seed in the PIAA District 1 Class AAAA playoffs.
4. Sema'j Reed, Haverford School, Sr., 6-7, 270. Reed, also a bruiser on the hardwood, has scholarship offers from Fordham and Lafayette. Cincinnati, Maryland, and Temple are also involved.
5. Mike Staples, Radnor, Sr., 6-4, 260. Staples, also a force at offensive tackle, has a scholarship offer from Bryant. He has drawn interest from Harvard, Princeton, Cornell, and Lehigh, too.
6. Brandon Waller, Haverford High, Sr., 6-3, 245. It was a big blow for the Fords when Waller, ticketed to Richmond, went down in Week 1 with a season-ending knee injury.
7. Hezekiah Trahan, Roman Catholic, Jr., 6-4, 235. This up-and-comer, likely to wind up in the Division I ranks, regularly beats blocks to make plays.
8. Dan Riordan, Malvern Prep, Sr., 6-1, 225. Riordan, also solid as an offensive lineman, has been a rugged and consistent playmaker for the Friars.
9. John Dubyk, Pennridge, Sr., 6-2, 225. A versatile performer for the Rams, who have won eight straight games, Dubyk is hearing from the likes of Monmouth and Wagner.
10. Jon Naji, La Salle, Sr., 6-2, 240. Naji, also productive for the Explorers at tight end, earned first-team all-Catholic League Class AAAA honors on defense.
Twenty others to watch, listed alphabetically: Dante Addona, Episcopal Academy, Sr., 6-0, 220; Colin Biggs, Unionville, Sr., 6-3, 200; Sean Boylan, Archbishop Ryan, Jr., 6-4, 205; Evan Butts, Episcopal Academy, Jr., 6-4, 215; Luke Carrezola, Neshaminy, Jr., 6-3, 225; Ryan Coonahan, La Salle, Jr., 6-0, 185; Vittorio Goggins, Bok, Sr., 6-0, 225; Pete Kirlin, Haverford High, Sr., 6-0, 205; Vince Marra, Springfield (Delco), Sr., 6-1, 215; Dalton Mayberry, Garnet Valley, Sr., 6-0, 190; Kevin McCormack, Central Bucks West, Sr., 6-0, 200; Mike McDermott, Central Bucks South, Sr., 6-1, 212; Zameer McDowell, Spring-Ford, Sr., 6-5, 220; James Mooney, St. Joseph's Prep, Sr., 6-1, 210; George Shipp, North Penn, Sr., 6-1, 220; Tyler Smith, Archbishop Wood, Sr., 6-0, 230; Sykeem Steward, Pennsbury, Sr., 5-10, 220; Khyree Thomas, Academy Park, Jr., 6-0, 165; Dominic Toney, West Catholic, Sr., 6-3, 243; Shane Williams, St. Joseph's Prep, Sr., 6-2, 205.
Class AA playoffs. For the second time in the last three seasons, District 1 will not be represented in the PIAA District 1-12 Class AA subregional playoffs.
Lower Moreland or New Hope-Solebury was expected to represent District 1. But because of Hurricane Sandy, the regular-season finale between the Bicentennial Athletic League rivals had to be pushed back a week.
"We had to make a decision based on the best interests of the two teams," New Hope-Solebury coach Jim DiTulio said. "We weren't able to practice until Friday. And we only had 19 kids [of 39 varsity players] show up."
In an all-District 12 tourney beginning next weekend, with sites and times to be determined, No. 1 seed Imhotep Charter will face No. 4 Prep Charter, and No. 2 West Catholic, the defending champ, will go against Conwell-Egan.
Last year, Springfield (Montco) represented District 1 in the subregional playoffs. After beating Imhotep in the semifinals, the Spartans bowed to West Catholic, 28-7, in the final.
Bob Ruoff, executive secretary for the PIAA's District 1, said he expects the Class AA subregional format, with District 1 gaining at least one berth, to be in place again next year.
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