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Wyoming Area Long Snapper Blaise Sokach-Minnick will join former teammate Dom Deluca at Penn State, announced commitment today @PAcoachP @WyomingAreaAthl @dominic_deluca9 @blaisesm15

Written by: on Tuesday, July 6th, 2021


Suddenly it’s now a pipeline from Wyoming Area to Penn State. Last year following a stellar, gutsy performance in the 2019 state title game, Dominic DeLuca received an offer and accepted to play for Penn State.  Who snapped the ball to him when he punted and held extra points? Wyoming Areas latest Penn State commit, Sokach-Minnick. Blaise announced his decision to commit today on twitter:

Though Minnick’s recruitment took a much different path. Whereas Deluca had a slow process, Blaise had a busy process. He was recently offered by Albany, has visited Pitt, East Stroudsburg and even Oregon, but Penn State kept crawling back into the picture. Eventually, Blaise spurned his brothers, both scholarship players for Albany, and chose Penn State. Blaise is ranked a 5 star long snapper by an expert in the field, “Chris” Rubio Long Snapping.  Ironically, Blaise’s two brothers also trained with Rubio.

Blaise credits his brothers, Stephen and Tristan, as his role models and as the people who had the most influence on his football career. “They pushed me to be better than they are” but he also gives credit to his parents. “They supported me throughout everything, from taking me on countless visits to helping me look at every aspect of the schools.”

Sokach-Minnick chose Penn State because of “The high level of football and education, as well as the people and coaches within the school. Coach Franklin, Coach Lorig, and Coach Raisbeck. They all made me feel valued within the program, are amazing coaches, and even better people who will develop me into the best person possible. He said he knew since the day he stepped foot on Penn State’s campus that it was home. I didn’t want to wait any longer and wanted to emphasize that there’s no place I’d rather be.”

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