Signing Season: West Chester the right fit for Garnet Valley’s Corkery

All-Delco quarterback Ryan Corkery will further his playing career under the tutelage of Delco native Bill Zwaan and West Chester University.

Corkery had a phenomenal three-year stretch at Garnet Valley. In fact, the success

Corkery passed for 2,328 yards and 27 touchdowns   in his final two years as Garnet Valley's starting quarterback.

Ryan Corkery passed for 2,328 yards and 27 touchdowns in his final two years as Garnet Valley’s starting quarterback.

he attained over the last three years is unparalleled compared to other quarterbacks county.

Not many quarterbacks are a perfect fit for the system in which they run. Corkery, however, was the right guy to engineer coach Mike Ricci’s complex triple-option offense.

In 2011, Corkery led the Jaguars to a Central League title and deep into the District One Class AAAA playoffs.  He earned All-Delco honors as a junior, posting some eye-popping numbers. He passed for 1,407 yards and 14 touchdowns and nearly rushed for 1,000 yards.

Corkery started 2012 slow — perhap a result of recovering from major knee surgery — but bounced back to have a very solid senior campaign that was on par with his junior campaign.

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Matt Smith is an award-winning local sports writer for the Delaware County Times. A Delco native, Matt's covered local, pro and college sports at the Delco Times since 2006. In 2013, he won a Pennsylvania Keystone Press Award for Best Sports Coverage. He was runner up for a similar award in 2009 and also nominated 2011. Follow him on Twitter @DTMattSmith

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