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Central Catholic 2025 Product Bradley Gompers Earns First D-1 Offer from WVU



Pittsburgh Central Catholic Bradey Gompers

The Pittsburgh Central Catholic football program produces D-1 and Power 5 athletes on a yearly basis.

The most recent examples are 2024 3-star linebacker Cole Sullivan to Michigan, 2024 4-star linebacker Anthony Speca to Penn State and 2024 3-star wide receiver Peter Gonzalez is deciding between Penn State, Miami and Virginia Tech.

Looking ahead to the Class of 2025, it appears as though another major Power 5 prospect is in the pipeline for this Pittsburgh powerhouse program.

Bradley Gompers is a 6-foot-5, 200-pound athlete that plays wide receiver, linebacker and safety. On Monday, while in Morgantown, Gompers received his first D-1 offer from Neal Brown and West Virginia.

In the month of June, Gompers has been a standout at various prospect camps at Penn State, Duke and West Virginia. Gompers believed this was what he needed to get a kickstart in his recruiting.

“For me, I’m a big guy. I’m 6-foot-5 with a good physical structure,” said Gompers. “I’ve been training all off-season for my forty with people at 210ths. I knew I had a good number so I’ve been coming to these camps hoping for some good looks. Because with my size and my speed, I think that’s what coaches are looking for.”

“I want to give Dee Brown (210ths) credit because he’s the best. He’s done more for me than I can explain. Aside from training me, he’s contacted a bunch of coaches for me and gotten my film out there. In terms of my training, he’s definitely helped me with my agility and speed. For my 40 training, one of Dee’s friends, Justin King, has been training me for the last couple of months. He’s really had a big impact on camps.”

One of those camps was the one at WVU yesterday. After being a standout performer, Gompers finally got the news that he’s been working and waiting for.

“After the camp, some of the West Virginia defensive coaches came up to me and told me that Coach Brown wanted to talk to me,” said Gompers. “Coach Wright, who’s been one of the main coaches recruiting me, took me on a tour of West Virginia, showed me all the faculties and at the very end, I had the chance to take to Coach Brown for about 20 minutes. He told me how much he loves my game and told me the great news that I received an offer from them.”

During our conversation, Gompers was very calm and spoke very softly, but tells me he was the opposite after getting the news from West Virginia.

“I may sound reserved right now but I was going crazy yesterday. That was one of the best days of my life and was truly a game changer for me. I’m hoping this will really get my recruit going but this is really a proud moment for me and my family.”

Gompers tells me that this coming weekend, he’ll be participating in a prospects camp at Pitt.

As far as what could be his future college position, he says that different schools have brought up different positions and that his versatility is something that coaches like.

“Right now, I’d say my main position is wide receiver,” said Gompers. “I see myself in college possibly being a tight end with my size. But wide receiver is where I’d like to play but I’m open to anything. West Virginia was looking at me as an outside linebacker more than offense. As I grow, coaches will have a better idea of where I’ll play.”

Sandy Schall, Coldwell Banker
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