Wisconsin lands another WPIAL recruit as Pine-Richland lineman Ryan Cory commits

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Tuesday, June 6, 2023 | 10:34 PM


Six hundred miles separate the University of Wisconsin from Western Pennsylvania, but the Badgers’ football coaches keep attracting WPIAL recruits to Madison.

The latest was Pine-Richland’s Ryan Cory, a 6-foot-4, 290-pound offensive lineman who’ll be a senior in the fall. Cory on Tuesday announced his Wisconsin commitment on Twitter.

He’ll be the third WPIAL recruit in three years to choose Wisconsin, joining Penn-Trafford’s Cade Yacamelli in 2022 and Thomas Jefferson’s Jordan Mayer this past season. The Badgers are led by first-year coach Luke Fickell, a former Cincinnati coach and Ohio State assistant.

Rivals.com rated Cory as a three-star prospect and ranked him as the state’s 24th-best recruit in the 2024 class. He received more than two dozen Division I offers, including from Pitt, Penn State and West Virginia, along with Miami (Fla.), Stanford, Kansas and others.

Cory was a key part of a Pine-Richland team that celebrated WPIAL and PIAA Class 5A titles last season. He earned first-team all-conference honors at guard in the Northeast Conference.

Chris Harlan is a TribLive reporter covering sports. He joined the Trib in 2009 after seven years as a reporter at the Beaver County Times. He can be reached at charlan@triblive.com.

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