PITTSBURGH (BVM) – The Penn State recruiting class is coming together as it ranks No. 11 in the country for 2024 according to 247 Sports, but it looked a little bit sweeter on Friday night.
Peter Gonzalez, a three-star recruit, had seven receptions for an astounding 268 yards with three touchdowns in Central Catholic’s victory over Canon-McMillan.
The Pittsburgh native committed to the Nittany Lions in June.
Gonzalez entered the game with 310 yards on the year, nearly doubling his season total after Friday night’s matchup and helping the Vikings move to 6-0 on the season.
The senior playmaker is the son of Pete Gonzalez who played quarterback at the University of Pittsburgh, then spent multiple years in the NFL with the Steelers and the Colts.
The younger Gonzalez is now creating his own path, as he was already viewed as a top player in the state of Pennsylvania prior to his breakout performance.
As a junior, he tallied 735 receiving yards and seven touchdowns as Central Catholic finished 7-5, but it appears that he will fly past those numbers in his senior campaign with still four games remaining.
Gonzalez is one of eight in-state commits for Penn State in the 2024 class, but he could emerge as one of the brightest if he can build off of this great season leading into his collegiate career.
Central Catholic still has to face a tough Penn Hills team prior to the postseason, but you could make the argument that this Vikings squad is one of the biggest threats in all of Pennsylvania high school football with Gonzalez leading the way.