Lehigh Valley Sports Hall of Fame

College Athletic Recruiting

By Joe Zemba and Ed White, Board Members of Lehigh Valley Sports Hall of Fame
Ed White Allentown is a good judge of talent, he does it for a living and he Red Fetherman Stroudsburg, Bill Poretta Hellertown and  Joe Zemba of Catasauqua are part of the nominating committee for Lehigh Valley Sports Hall of Fame High School Multi-Sport Awards along with choosing the High School and College Scholar Athletes. LVSHOF tiebreaker is the esteemed author Evan Burian from Emmaus.
Joe Zemba co-founder with Don Zangl of Lehigh Valley Sports Hall of Fame made two announcements saying “this is timely with College Football Signing Day coming up on Wednesday. LV Sports Hall of Fame has chosen Bria Bitiger of Stroudsburg and Jake Buskirk of Whitehall are the Big School Scholar Athletes. Jake will be signing with Lehigh University as will the Small School Senior Male Multi-Sport Athlete of the Year Cam Richardson from Northwestern Lehigh. The 2015 College Scholar Athlete is Zac Edwards from Lebanon Valley and Catasauqua High.

Ed White said “If you have a high school (or even middle school, for that matter) student-athlete who is interested in playing one or more sports in college, then here are three resources which I think will make your life a lot easier”:

Here is a useful guide to the recruiting guidelines and timelines for all three NCAA divisions, NAIA, and Junior College from NCSA Athletic Recruiting:


You might also want to check out a publication called Athletes Wanted by Chris Krause, the founder of NCSA. It’s a great help for parents who want to help their kid with recruiting. You can download a copy for free here:


If your son or daughter is interested in playing in any division of the NCAA, then you might also want to get a copy of the 2014-15 Guide for the College-Bound Student-Athlete published by the NCAA, which you can download for free here:


Good luck! There is still time to nominate Big School Male and Female, Small School Female Multi-Sport athletes of the year at roughriderac@gmail.com. For more information or to donate to Awards Program please call Joe Zemba at 484-597-9003