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STATE CHAMPS! SCOUT TEAM: Cathedral S Shiloh Means picks Penn

By: , October 27, 2019, 5:19 pm

The Ivy League and the service academies were in a heated battle for his services on the football field.

He’s a gentleman, a scholar and a total force of nature out of the secondary, so that shouldn’t be a shock.

Well, the hallowed halls of the Ivy League came out on top.

Indianapolis Cathedral senior safety Shiloh Means committed to the University of Pennsylvania last weekend. He visited the school’s historic campus in Philadelphia two weeks ago. Yale and Columbia had been hot on his tail, not to mention Air Force and Navy. A half-dozen MAC offers were there resting on his doorstep for consideration as well.

Means (6-foot-1, 200) hits like a ton of bricks and is a ball-hawk in coverage. This fall, he has 70 tackles, four interceptions and three forced fumbles on a Cathedral Fighting Irish squad (7-2) primed for a long run in the IHSAA playoffs. Prior to his commitment, scouts were touting him as the best defensive player left on the state’s 2020 recruiting board.

Penn is 2-4 in 2019. Under coach, Ray Priore, the Quakers won Ivy League titles in 2015 and 2016 and have never finished a season below the .500 mark.

— SCOTT M. BURNSTEIN