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Canisius High football reaps Tyrone Wheatley progeny harvest

By Tim Graham

Chalk up Canisius High as being in favor of Doug Marrone's arrival.

St. Joe's? Maybe not so much.

That's because when Marrone was hired as Buffalo Bills head coach, he brought Tyrone Wheatley with him from Syracuse to coach running backs. Wheatley's son is blue-chip recruit Tyrone Wheatley Jr.

Buffalo News reporter Keith McShea writes on his Prep Talk blog Wheatley Jr., who will be a junior and already has received scholarship offers from Alabama, Michigan, Penn State, North Carolina and Syracuse, will attend Canisius High.

McShea calls it "one of the most significant arrivals in Western New York high school football history."

Also coming is sophomore-to-be Terius Wheatley.

Tyrone Wheatley Jr. is a 6-foot-6, 250-pound (for now) defensive end and tight end. Terius Wheatley is a 5-11, 165-pound wide receiver.


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Tim Graham

Tim Graham

Tim Graham returned to The Buffalo News in 2011 after covering the NFL for three years at ESPN and for one year at the Palm Beach Post. Before that, the Cleveland native spent seven seasons on the Buffalo Sabres beat for The News and was president of the Boxing Writers Association of America.

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Mark Gaughan

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Buffalo native Mark Gaughan started working at The News in 1980 and has been covering the Bills exclusively since 1992. He is a former president of the Pro Football Writers of America, and he is a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame selection committee.

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Jay Skurski joined The News in January 2009. The Lewiston native attended St. Francis High School before graduating from the University of South Florida. He writes a weekly Fantasy column in addition to his beat writing duties.

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