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Two Future WPIAL Stars Visit Pitt



A good football program not only recruits for the upcoming recruiting class but also for future classes. That’s exactly what Pitt did yesterday when they hosted recruits in the Classes of 2018 and 2019.

Two of the 2019 recruits were future WPIAL stars Corey Thomas from Central Catholic and Rahmon Hart from Plum.

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Photo courtesy of Rahmon Hart

Photo courtesy of Rahmon Hart

Hart is a big, talented 6-3 wide receiver, as is Thomas, who is also 6-3 and 185 lbs. Both are only sophomores but they’ll end up drawing lots of interest from schools around the country.

“I really enjoyed myself at Pitt today! It was a fun atmosphere, I liked how Pitt fought the whole game and did what they had to do in order to win. Those new uniforms were really nice too,” said Thomas.

“Something that stood out to me was the excitement around Pitt and the environment,” said Hart.

As you’d imagine, both players were able to spend a few minutes with members of the Pitt staff.

“I got to talk with Coach Harley after the game,” said Thomas. “He was getting on me for wearing fake glasses, haha. I would like to get down to Pitt again to get to talk to the coaches some more and build our relationship.”

Photo Courtesy- Corey Thomas

Photo Courtesy- Corey Thomas

Being offensive playmakers for their schools, I asked them their thoughts on Pitt offensive coordinator Matt Canada and his offensive scheme.

“I like the way Pitt used Aaron Mathews. Although he’s a freshman, I feel like he can be really good. His body type is similar to mine,” said Hart.

“I really like how Coach Canada finds unique ways to get his playmakers the ball. It was also nice to see young receivers getting opportunities,” said Thomas.

Although both players are a long ways away from making a decision both like what’s they’re seeing and hearing from Pat Narduzzi and Pitt.

“I’m very intrigued with Pitt,” said Thomas. “Their program is on the rise with Coach Narduzzi and getting to play in front of the hometown fans would be a great experience.”

“Pitt is high on my list and I’d be excited to get offered by them,” said Hart. “I’m told that Pitt is very interested in me but I realize that I have to keep working and performing well to get that offer. Pitt has a high reputation when it comes to receivers and it would be a huge honor if they’d offer me.”

“We haven’t really talked about an offer but it’s something I’m really looking forward to. I would love to have the opportunity to play for my hometown school,” said Thomas.

Both players are having productive sophomore seasons. Thomas tells me that he’s playing both receiver and safety for Central Catholic. As far as Hart, in 6 games, he has 23 catches for 523 yards and 5 TDs.

“We have a lot of injuries on our team but we play every game hard. We currently have our 5th quarterback under center and he’s doing very well as a freshman.”

Pitt fans should keep their eyes out for the names Rahmon Hart and Corey Thomas, players that the Panthers will be after over the next couple of years.

Sandy Schall, Coldwell Banker

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