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Coatesville Area WR Kyle Kerrick issues oral declaration to Michigan State

Written by: on Wednesday, June 22nd, 2011. Follow Josh Funk on Twitter.


A three-star wide receiver from Chester County will continue his football career in the Big Ten Conference.

Kyle Kerrick, a 6’3, 185-pound wide receiver for the Red Raiders of Coatesville Area High School, issued an oral declaration to the Michigan State Spartans Tuesday evening, according to national recruiting service

Including the Spartans, Kerrick held a total of eight offers from Akron, Cincinnati, Illinois, Pitt, Syracuse Temple and West Virginia, according to Scout, and received interest from programs like Boston College, Georgia, Nebraska, Penn State, Rutgers, Virginia and Wisconsin, according to national Division-1 FCS representative James Madison has also shown interest in the Red Raiders’ featured receiving target. rated Kerrick as a three-star prospect and ranked him as the #72 receiver in the 2012 recruiting class.  Kerrick is joined in Scout’s wide receiver position rankings by fellow Keystone State prospects Eugene Lewis (Wyoming Valley West, #7), Corey Jones (Penn Hills, #49) and Mike Burke (Columbia, #99).

The 2010 season was a good one for Kerrick, who snagged 30 passes for 510 yards and 11 touchdowns, averaging exactly 17 yards per catch.  He was part of a Red Raider offensive attack that averaged 26.6 points per game, topping the 30-point mark in four games.

Coatesville Area finished 8-3 last season, falling in the opening round of the District 1 AAAA playoffs to Central Bucks West, 42-28. The Red Raiders’ program is experiencing a resurgence under head coach Matt Ortega, the former head coach at William Penn High School in York.

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