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WVU Competing with Pitt for Star Western Pennsylvania Kicker

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WVU Football offers Western Pennsylvania kicker Peter Notaro

WVU has a long history of being able to find quality kickers, and it’s now possible another one from Western Pennsylvania could be making his way down Interstate-79. West Virginia offered Peter Notaro on Tuesday.

Peter Notaro, a 5-foot-11, 180-pound specialist from North Allegheny in Wexford, Pa., announced his WVU offer after receiving one from Pitt the day before.

After a great workout yesterday and a great conversation with Coach (Tony) Thompson. I’m extremely grateful to receive an offer from West Virginia!!,” said Notaro about his WVU offer.

Notaro is coming off a junior season at WPIAL powerhouse North Allegheny in which he went 7-of-8 in his field goal attempts (23-of-24 in point-after attempts), and he has a live leg. His longest made field goal last season was 47 yards.

Notaro is a five-star kicker and four-and-a-half star punter, per Kohl’s Professional Camps, the premier kicking and punting entity in college football. And also according to Kohl’s, he’s the fourth-ranked kicker in the class of 2025.

Notaro scored 17 points on field goals and 116.43 points on kickoffs at the Underclassman Challenge. He also won a field goal competition and looked like a D1 scholarship player. He flashed potential in the punting portion as well but his current strength are kickoffs and field goals. Notaro earned an invite to the Underclassman Challenge in December of 2023 with a good day at a winter Showcase Camp.

“He scored 12 points on field goals and 104.10 points on kick offs and 98.6 points in punting. His biggest kick off traveled 66 yards and had 3.98 seconds of hang-time. Notaro also competed Kohl’s National Scholarship Camp in July of 2023. He scored 106.83 points on kick-offs, 25 points on field goals, and 99.41 points in punting. Notaro has continued to get stronger and make gains. At a May Showcase Camp, he had an outstanding performance scoring 13 of 15 points on field goals and 104.25 points on kick-offs.

“He is a D1 recruit as a kicker. At the March Ranking Event, he graded out at the 4.5-star level as a kicker. Notaro scored 8 points on field goals and scored 110.75 points on kick-offs at the event with a tailwind.”

Notaro now holds college offers from the Backyard Brawl rivals in addition to the interest he’s received from Indiana, Ohio State and Penn State.

Our partner Pittsburgh Sports Now helped with this story.

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