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WPIAL Profiles: Greensburg Central Catholic Playmaker Samir Crosby

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WPIAL recruit Samir Crosby

Samir Crosby — Greensburg Central Catholic

Primary Position(s): Wide receiver/Defensive back

Class: 2026

Heigh: 5-foot-9 Weight: 165 pounds

Sophomore Stats: 1,874 total yds. | 20 TDs | 107 Tackles | 6 INT | 4 FF | 2 KR | 2 PR |

X: @samir_crosby

Q&A

Other sports? Track and basketball.

Favorite hobby outside of football? Fishing.

Favorite type of song, music or artist to get you ready for a game? Rap and J. Cole.

Pregame routines/superstitions? Before every game, our team goes to our little outside area with a Mother Mary statue and we pray.

Favorite gameday meal? Pork chops, mac n’ cheese and fruit.

Favorite NFL player to watch? Ja’Marr Chase.

Something people don’t know about you that they would be surprised to know? For my size, I’m a dog and I will compete with whoever.

Favorite high school football moment so far? Our camp with the seniors last year.

Biggest mentor and why? Our quarterback last year, Tyree Turner. He helped me a lot trying to stay focused working on and off the field.

Describe yourself on the field? I’m versatile because I can play anywhere. You can expect me at running back, quarterback, receiver and I’m going to be a threat at any of those positions.

What are your goals this offseason? Working on getting stronger, bigger, faster and trying to build more connections with college coaches.

Offers? Fordham, Miami (Oh.), Buffalo, UNLV and Kent State.

Visit schedule? Trying to get to Fordham soon.

Camp schedule this summer? So far, I’ve been to Penn State, Kent State, Rutgers and RMU. I’m supposed to be going up to Harvard and possibly Yale.

What’s the recruiting process been like? It’s been a little bit overwhelming. I honestly wasn’t really expecting it because I play football to have fun. I try to stay focused and be happy with what I have now.

Coach Talk

“If you turn on the tape, you can see his overall athletic ability — his quickness and speed. He’s a football-smart kid. He’s dynamic with the ball in his hands. He’s tough to tackle and no one ever really gets a clean hit on him because of his elusiveness. Defensively, he’s a ballhawk. He sees the ball in the air and can play the ball very well and he’s not afraid to hit.”     — Greensburg Central Catholic head coach John Thompson

Film

Crosby is one of the most electrifying young talents in the WPIAL. If there’s ever the time to take a few minutes out of your day to watch a high school football tape, it is now and it is Crosby’s. He’s the true definition of versatile as he’s a weapon at receiver and out of the backfield, and he can sling it if need be. He is a smooth route runner at receiver and is shifty with the ball in his hands with great vision. Defensively, he shrinks the field and has great awareness when the ball is in the air. Crosby is even more of a threat when it comes to special teams as he carves his way through defenses on punt and kick returns with his speed. Overall, he just makes plays. His offer sheet might stand at five schools, but there’s no doubt that number will double, if not triple by this time next year.

Sandy Schall, Coldwell Banker
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