It’s obvious that the WPIAL’s Class of 2017 is full of D-1, Power 5 type talent. Another thing that’s becoming obvious is that the Class of 2019 is also going to be loaded with elite players. The latest example of that is Central Catholic’s Corey Thomas.
Thomas is a 6-3, 185 pound receiver that recently made news by transferring from Serra Catholic over to Central Catholic.
“I’m excited about the upcoming season,” said Thomas. “I really like the family atmosphere at Central Catholic.”
Thomas caught the attention of some Pitt fans today by tweeting, “An offer from your hometown school just has a different feeling to it….#H2P.”
I asked the sophomore receiver about that tweet and also about his feelings toward Pat Narduzzi and Pitt.
“There wasn’t any reason behind the tweet, BUT an offer from Pitt definitely would mean a lot because you’d have an opportunity to represent your hometown.”
“I talked to Coach Sims this past winter. We discussed me coming to their camp however I didn’t get a chance to attend though,” said Thomas.
Right now, Thomas tells me that he doesn’t have any formal offers but along with Pitt, the talented wide out is talking with Penn State, West Virginia, Temple, Purdue, North Carolina, Florida State, Iowa State and Kent State.
“Pitt and I haven’t talked about an offer and I’m not really expecting one right now, however I am working towards one. Pitt is one the rise, especially with the recent hometown talent representing our city! I’ve only heard positive things about the football program since Coach Narduzzi arrived,” said Thomas.
I talked to an unnamed local talent evaluator about Thomas and his ceiling moving forward.
“He’s on every teams radar. He’s like a puppy right now. IF he develops like he has been, he will be a Power 5 recruit. If he stops working, he will be a Division 2 player. Him going to Central Catholic is the best thing for him and his future.”
When I asked Thomas about all the early attention he’s receiving and raised expectations, he’s handling things the right way and listening to the right people.
“My parents taught me to work hard and be humble and I plan on continuing to do that.”