When I was a kid they didn't have the Majors rule. Back in the day they handed scholarships out like candy. But I see your point, the mills and factories closed and in came the soccer moms. It's not iron city anymore... it's the Madden kids that now play football on their TV. If you think western pa is bad, you should see the suburban one now. Gone are the days of Mike Pettine and CBW. (FEW EXCEPTIONS) Hell... I've see coaches that can't recognize an unbalanced line. So the football people do what they can... maybe SJP or other catholic and private schools. It's never gonna be the same! Oh and one more thing.... GET OFF MY LAWN!!!The old man returns. The problem with PA is that the state population is shrinking in many places especially out in the western part of the state. All of the "hunkies" and their sons are gone. The WPIAL is a shell of it's former self. When I graduated high school in 1989 the WPIAL and city league had something like 60+ kids sign D-1 scholarships. That same area gets less than half that now.