Phoebus LB Corey Wilson (Photo: Joe Barnes/recruit757)
Phoebus DB Corey Wilson secures offer from Delaware
by Brandon Mitchell, recruit757
Phoebus starting defensive back Corey Wilson (2020 DB 6-1 195) continues to endure a fruitful offseason from a recruiting standpoint. The Phoebus product enjoyed a strong May after picking up collegiate offers from Holy Cross, Sacred Heart, Lehigh, North Carolina A&T, and Campbell University. At the beginning of June, Wilson has been able to pick up right where he left off after securing yet another offer this time coming from the University of Delaware. The offer from the Hens marks number 10 for Corey Wilson.
“Coach Belin visited the school about a month ago and ever since then we have stayed in contact through Twitter,” Wilson explained. “Coach Belin has made it clear that Delaware loves me as an athlete and as a person. They are also very interested in me. On Thursday he told me to give him a call and then the head coach offered me. It was truly a blessing. Anytime I get the chance to play football at the next level I can’t do anything but thank God.”
Delaware stays regional when it comes to recruiting outside of the state. New Jersey, New York, Maryland, and Pennsylvania appear to be the sweet spots for the Hens. The last time Delaware received a commitment from the Hampton Roads area came a few years ago out of Ocean Lakes product Tylan McElhenie. However, McElhenie placed his name in the NCAA transfer portal back on March 5 announcing he was preparing to move on from Delaware.
A commitment out of Wilson could give the Hens a tremendous figure of depth heading into the 2020-2021 football season. The reigning Peninsula District Defensive Player of the Year secured 105 tackles, four sacks, and three interceptions last season on the defensive side of the ball for the Phantoms. He also holds offers from UTSA, Fordham, Navy, and Hampton.
Wilson will be joined by the majority of the Phantoms skill players on Saturday morning at York High School for the Battlefield 7-on-7 Shootout. Phoebus walked away as victor of the championship bracket last year after knocking off two-time Battlefield Shootout champion Highland Springs. Expectations are always high no matter what Phoebus is trying to accomplish, but one of the overall goals will be to go out and compete.
“We just want to go out there and simply compete,” Wilson stated. “We have been coached and prepared very well for tomorrow’s tournament by Coach Blunt and the rest of the staff. It will be a great learning experience for the younger guys and a chance for Phoebus as a program to get better at what we do. Expectation are always high and repeating the results last year is the goal.”
– Brandon Mitchell
Editor’s note: It’s been a few years since Delaware tapped into Phoebus for a football prospect. Just a few years back, quarterback/punter Eric Enderson went to Delaware and had a successful career with the Blue Hens. – AH