This is the eighth addition of our Five To Watch series. We thank Mansfield University for coming aboard again as a sponsor on the network and our title sponsor for Five To Watch. There are 35 teams in the WVC and LFC so it’s impossible to recognize every single player in this list. The players we do list are some of the best at their position or have an interesting role coming up in 2019 for their team. For players who don’t make the list, we hope you strive to make our lists at the end of the season because that’s the ones that really count.
Next up, wide receivers:
Luke Delgaudio, Sr. – Dallas @delgaudio_luke
DelGaudio caught 34 passes for 653 yards and seven touchdowns for a Mountaineers offense that averaged 29 points per game. Dallas returns all their key skill players including the quarterback so DelGaudio should surpass his numebers from last season. Expect the Mounts to be more balanced this season. DelGaudio was an NPF WVC Big School First Team wide receiver last season. He has received offers and interest from some Division I FCS programs.
Andrew Krawczyk, Sr. – Pittston Area @akrawczyk6
Pittston Area has been a very good passing team for the past several years and they should have a sound passing game in 2019 with Krawczyk will be the main target. With the quarterback returning, Krawczyk should improve on his numbers from last season – 27 receptions for 479 yards and 7 touchdowns. He was an NPF WVC Big School Honorable Mention wide receiver in 2018.
Corey Perkins, Sr. – Abington Heights
Perkins might be more known for being a key part of the Comets state championship basketball team in 2018, which probably overshadows how good he was as a wide receiver last year. He caught 52 passes for 896 yards and 8 touchdowns last season that earned him an All-District nod and also NPF LFC Division I First Team wide receiver. Abington will have to find someone else to throw to him but he should still have an impact on the offense.
Razen Reyes, Sr. – Riverside @RazenReyes
The Vikings threw the ball 345 times last season as Reyes was in wide receiver heaven. And he took advantage of his opportunities with 49 receptions for 719 yards and 10 touchdowns. We don’t expect the Riverside offense to look much different with the quarterback returning. Reyes will probably increase those numbers. He was an NPF Division III First Team wide receiver in 2018.
Malachi Williams, Sr. – Wilkes-Barre
Williams did some good things as a Grenadier but he is now a member of the Wilkes-Barre Wolfpack. Last season, Williams caught 33 passes for 532 yards. He can be dynamic in the special teams phase of the game and a force on defense as well. He will be one of the key components to kick off a new era in Wilkes-Barre. Williams was an NPF WVC Small School First Team wide receiver and defensive back.
Michael DiGregorio, Jr. – Old Forge
With the top three receivers from 2018 graduating, someone else will have to step up and make plays in the passing game. DiGregorio might be the best over athlete on the Blue Devils and this is the spot where he can make the biggest impact with a three-year starter at quarterback.
OTHERS TO WATCH
Darren Bosman, Sr. – Nanticoke
Anthony Dalesssio, Sr. – Wallenpaupack
Jawon Foushee, Jr. – Delaware Valley
Zack Kovalchik, Jr. – Valley View
Dominic Palmatier, Jr. – Montrose