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WPIAL Profiles: West Allegheny 2025 Safety Brock Cornell

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Brock Cornell — West Allegheny

Primary Position(s): Safety

Class: 2025

Heigh: 5-foot-11 Weight: 185 pounds

Sophomore Stats: 109 tackles| 4 PBUs | 2 INTs | 1 FF

X: @BrockCornell7

Q&A

Other sports? Baseball.

Favorite hobby outside of football? Going to the beach, boating, fishing and golf.

Favorite type of song, music or artist to get you ready for a game? It’s all over the place. I’ll listen to country, rap, R&B. Really depends how I’m feeling that day.

What’s your pregame routines/superstitions? I’m usually the first one the get dressed. Right after school, I go to the locker room, get dressed and stretch.

Favorite gameday meal? Whatever my mom packed me that day for lunch.

Favorite NFL player to watch? T.J. Watt.

Something people don’t know about you that they would be surprised to know? I’m not an offensive guy. I don’t like the play on offense, but I do it.

Favorite high school football moment so far? Beating Moon last year in the first game.

Biggest mentor and why? Some of the past players that have came through and watching all those kids conduct themselves and how they did it.

Describe yourself on the field: I’m old-school — tough and gritty.

What are your goals this offseason? To maintain my weight and strength.

Offers? Albany, Bucknell, Lehigh, Penn, Brown, RMU and Duquesne.

Camps? I’ve been to Pitt, Miami (Oh.) and Villanova.

What’s the recruiting process been like? It’s a lot different than people think. At times, it’s frustrating. It has its upsides in getting offers. It can be very demoralizing if you have a school that you want really bad and they have to tell you no one day.

Coach Talk

“Pound-for-pound, he will hit you with everything he has. When he’s on the field, it’s like having a coach on the field. He knows both side of the ball and you try to get him the ball as much as possible on the offensive side of the ball. He will outwork anybody that is in front of him. He will make everyone around him better. If you’re looking to make a team better, I can’t think of a better kid to bring into your program and build around.”   — West Allegheny head coach Dave Schoppe

Film

Cornell is an explosive safety that can quickly take away time and space. His speed allows him to come up and close the gap in a hurry and is a strong finisher. Brings a powerful physical punch. Has great vision and commands the field well. Cornell is also versatile when it comes to the offense and special teams. When the ball is in is hands, whether that comes as a returner, quarterback or running back, he can make something happen.

Sandy Schall, Coldwell Banker
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