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With the foresight of winter-wheat farmers, college coaches have carefully cultivated America's brawniest and speediest high school seniors, and now the harvest is on. The 11 bright football prospects here have been assiduously courted by as many as 60 colleges. All of these muscular specimens hail from Pennsylvania, considered by many to be the most fertile football region in the country. For a detailed account of what it means to be a prized member of this blue-ribbon group as harvest season rolls to its peak, turn the page

Paul Holloway, 220-pound center, will go to Penn to take its business course.

Jim Staley, confident 220-pounder, was a star at center, fullback and tackle.

Francis Dobrowolski, 195-pound end, is steel worker's son, Staley's teammate.

Ernie Westwood, 230-pound tackle, was voted Player of Year in western sector.

Ed Kostelnik, 195-pound end, had straight A average all through high school.

Earl Kohlhaas, 225-pound center, won all-league honors four straight years.

Maury Guttman, 185-pound quarterback, is left-hand passer, good student.

Andy Sepsi, 195-pound fullback, is son of head coach at California (Pa.) Teachers.

Angelo Coia, 190-pound halfback, wears jacket given to him by The Citadel.

John Meegan, 190-pound fullback, wants to go South where he hopes to stay.

Bill Popp, 195-pound guard, sits with mother behind table spread with folders sent him by some 50 proselytizing schools. Only 17, Popp will go to prep school before college.