Phoebus LB Corey Wilson (Photo: Joe Barnes/recruit757)
Phoebus LB Corey Wilson secures offer from the Naval Academy
by Brandon Mitchell, recruit757
Good old Junior Day.
This is a day within the spring that allows rising seniors to make their way out to a collegiate program of their choice and get a good look at that school. It also gives student-athletes the opportunity to meet certain coaches, learn what makes the program what it is, and to also get a tour of the campus and its surrounding facilities.
Over the weekend, the United States Naval Academy held its Junior Day which allowed many prospects to get a sneak peek into the program led by head coach Ken Niumatalolo. Among the hundreds of prospects in attendance were Phoebus prospects Jaylen White (2020 RB 5-10 182), Chris Daniels (2020 QB 6-0 175) and Corey Wilson (2020 LB 6-2 190).
“The visit went great. They treated us like family and showed us all they had to offer. As an Academy, I was very impressed. It’s definitely a great school to attend for football and also insure a bright future career wise,” explained Wilson.
Phantoms starting running back Jaylen White was the beneficiary of an offer from the Midshipmen back on March 20. Catching up were Daniels and Wilson who both capped off their visit in Annapolis with an offer. For Daniels it was his first offer while for Wilson it marked his third with his first two coming from UTSA and Fordham.
“First thing I was thinking was to just thank GOD for blessing me with the amazing opportunity to play at the next level and to secure a future. Also, I felt a relief of stress knowing all my hard work is starting to pay off,” Wilson stated.
Wilson was one of the Phantoms’ most fearsome defenders last season accumulating 116 tackles (12 for loss), four sacks, three interceptions and 13 pass breakups. The three-star product picked up All-District, All-Region, All-State, All-757, and Daily Press recognition this past season all while leading his team to within five points of winning its eighth state championship.
– Brandon Mitchell