Phoebus DB Corey Wilson (Photo: Andy Hilton/recruit757)
Holy Cross makes a splash in the region with several offers
by Brandon Mitchell, recruit757
Phoebus starting defensive back Corey Wilson (2020 DB 6-2 190) continues to watch his recruitment take flight with the summer just weeks away at this point. Wilson was able to secure his second collegiate offer from Hampton University at the end of April and has now collected his third offer from Holy Cross.
“The offensive coordinator and I have been in touch on Twitter,” Wilson explained. “On Friday he stopped by the school and told me the head coach loved my film and they wanted to offer me a full-ride scholarship.”
Holy Cross is a Division I program and is located in the Patriot League. The Crusaders enjoyed an above average conference display with a record of 4-2 last season, but struggled to gain their footing outside the Patriot League finishing with an overall record of 5-6. Holy Cross has had a difficult time contending in recent years with their last winning season coming in 2015 (6-5). Despite their troubles on the football field, Niche ranks the College of Holy Cross 30th of all small colleges in the United States.
“My thoughts are that I’m blessed with an opportunity to attend a school with great academics and networking,” Wilson stated. “I also would get the opportunity to play for a great football program at the same time.”
Wilson is easily beginning to assert himself as one of the more dominant defensive backs not only in the Peninsula District, but on the entire Peninsula as it stands. Hampton and Navy have already decided to pull the trigger along with Holy Cross adding fuel to the fire. However, interest is starting to peak north with programs such as East Carolina, Georgia Tech, North Carolina, Marshall, Wake Forest, and Cincinnati beginning to jump into the mix. Combine that with his 93.21 overall rating at the Nike Opening in Washington D.C. this past weekend and you’ll see why opposing quarterbacks may faint away from his side of the field this season.