BY JEFF FALK
Big, athletic, smart, tough, hard-working. In many ways, Schuyler Harting was the best player on the best high-school football team in Lebanon County last fall.
Those facts bode pretty well for Harting’s future on the NCAA Division Two college level.
Harting, a senior left tackle for the Elco Raiders, recently committed to taking his considerable talents to Shippensburg University’s Red Raiders. While Harting was starring for Elco last fall, Shippensburg was advancing to the second round of the NCAA Division Two playoffs.
Harting was the main sources of opening holes for Raider running backs Cameron Strause and Adam Shoemaker. And because of its ground attack, Elco went 6-4 in 2012 and came within a whisker of qualifying for the District Three Class AAA postseason.
A three-year contributor on the offensive line, the 6-5, 250-pound Harting was an all-Lebanon County all-star on both sides of the ball in 2012. He also earned recognition for his work as an offensive tackle in Section Three of the Lancaster-Lebanon League.
Harting also continued Elco’s long-standing tradition of sending football players to the college level.