Here are some wide receivers from the WVC and LFC to keep an eye on in 2018:
Connor Hazlet,Sr. – Northwest
Hazlet had 36 receptions for 511 yards and 11 TDs last season to help Northwest to a WVC Small School division unbeaten season. He was a team leader as well and stood out on the defensive side of the ball with 86 tackles and 4 interceptions. Hazlet was an NPF First Team WVC Small School wide receiver and defensive back.
Thomas Pidgeon, Sr. – Lakeland
One of the most explosive players in the LFC, Pidgeon was one of only underclassmen named to the All-District 2 team in 2017. He caught 60 passes for 864 yards and 10 touchdowns. Pidgeon was also a threat on kickoff and punt returns as well as being one of the better defenders on the Chiefs. He was named an NPF First Team LFC Division III wide receiver and defensive back.
Anthony Rios, Sr. – Old Forge
Rios was one of most exciting player in the LFC last season, contributing in all phases of the game. He caught 24 passes for 470 yards and had three punt returns for touchdowns. Rios has very good hands and mix that with speed, he should raise his game in 2018. He was named an NPF Second Team LFC Division III wide receiver and defensive back.
Marcus Simmons, Sr. – Williamsport
Simmons led the Wyoming Valley Conference with 71 receptions for 934 yards and 11 touchdowns. With his quarterback returning, Simmons is poised to put up similar numbers or even better. He was an NPF First Team WVC Big School wide receiver and is getting looks from lots of college programs.
Dylan Walck, Sr. – Western Wayne
Walck had a stand out junior season leading the Wildcats to the playoffs and and seven regular season wins. He caught 18 passes for 351 yards, but also ran the ball and threw the ball for the offense. Walck was the leader on defense as well. He was named an NPF First Team LFC Division II wide receiver and defensive back.
Andrew Krawczyk, Jr. – Pittston Area
The name is familiar to WVC and Pittston Area fans as Andrew’s brother Kevin was all-conference perfomer. Andrew will be a playmaker for the Patriots and even last season in a limited role did catch 16 passes for 301 yards.
Others To Watch
Mason Deakin, Susquehanna
Jaden Duplessis, Valley View
Brandon Nieminski, Crestwood
Reese Patronick, Meyers
Daniel Walsh, North Pocono