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Two-year defensive starter for Pittsburgh private power... As senior DB, posted 75 tackles, including 10 for losses, four interceptions and a pair of forced fumbles for 15-1 Viking squad that captured Western Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic League (WPIAL) Class AAAA title and finished runnerup in the PIAL state championship... Earned All-State and All-League honors as senior DB... Recently named to Pennsylvania roster for prestigious Big 33 Pennsylvania-Ohio Prep Football Classic scheduled this June.
Arnold Lee Tarpley III... Born June 18, 1996... Son of Darieth and Arnold Tarpley Jr... Dad is a podiatrist; mom is former Pittsburgh TV news anchor who currently works as marketing entrepreneur... Looking to work toward pre-law degree... Maintained summer job at local Foot Locker store.
CENTRAL CATHOLIC COACH TERRY TOTTEN
"Tre's a very explosive kid with great closing speed. He is just a complete player and he can lock up with any receiver.
"On the field, Tre was always a leader by example. He wasn't the most vocal guy out there, but Tre would speak out when it was needed.
"I think Tre's ready to compete on the college level. He still add weight and has room for more growth, but (skill-wise) he's ready.
Tre's an even-keeled kid, never gets too high or too low. He also has a lot of smarts when it comes to playing football."
Selected Vanderbilt over Boston College, Northwestern, Indiana and Western Michigan