Ike Wilson

President / National Scouting Director
(302)494-3575 (cell)
Areas Served: Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, New Jersey, National Open Territory Prospects
Ike Wilson is the National Scouting Director and President/Owner of First State Preps Athletic Scouting & Recruiting, LLC. He has been a mentor and advocate for student-athletes over 15 years and since 2012, Ike and his scouting staff have worked with 100’s of families and personally coordinated the recruitment of many student-athletes in Delaware and the surrounding Mid Atlantic Area to top collegiate programs all across the country. First State Preps was established to overcome the disconnect in college recruiting by empowering student-athletes and their families to take control of their future by adding structure to their recruiting process.

Establishing himself as a very successful Director of Collegiate Scouting in the Mid-Atlantic Area and learning the business of college recruiting through the world’s preeminent scouting organization, National Scouting Report, Ike implements strategic recruiting methods for his athletes that have resulted in millions of dollars in scholarship funds. Through his personal conversations with college coaches over the years and going thru the recruiting process with 100's of athletes, he has the experience and vast recruiting knowledge pertaining to a wide variety of collegiate sports. He was NSR’s Director of Scouting in the state of Delaware for 5 years before founding First State Preps Athletic Scouting & Recruiting.

A two-sport standout (football & basketball) at Glasgow High in Newark, Delaware; Ike was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to continue his athletic and academic career at the collegiate level. His athletic, personal and professional experience along with his history of coaching, training and working with young people has led him to the work he does today.

Ike completed his education at King’s College in Pennsylvania, receiving a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management, and a minor in Marketing. During his time in college, he played Quarterback and Defensive back for the Monarchs football program.

Ike resides in Delaware with his beautiful wife and 3 amazing children. He enjoys spending time with his family and friends as well as attending local sporting events to scout and support the student-athletes and families in his community.

Carlton Brown

Area Scout / Recruiting Coordinator / Academic Advisor
(302)241-8843 (cell)
Areas Served: Delaware, Mid-Atlantic Region, National Open Territory Prospects
Coach Carlton Brown hails more than 22 years of coaching experience in both football, basketball, and track and field. He has coached in the Delaware Blue and Gold All-Star game 5 times! Coach Brown has recruited more than 50 students to college sports programs, most notably Trip Thurman to the Florida Gators who was later signed to the Cincinnati Bengals, and Kamal Abrams who was recruited to the University of Connecticut.

Coach Brown is also the founder of The Missing Links, a non-profit organization whose mission focuses on providing education to students to help them maximize their potential in the classroom and in athletics.

A military veteran, Coach Brown holds 3 Masters degrees – Master of Special Education, Master of School Counseling, and Master of Adult Education – and currently works as a middle school counselor in Dover, DE.

Corey Dickerson

Area Scouting Director / Recruiting Coordinator
(717)443-9417 (cell)
Areas Served: Central Pennsylvania, National Open Territory Prospects
-Presidential Board member and Senior Executive Director of Stark International
-Co-owner Freedom Forged Athletics Gym
-Owner / Coach Signal 5 Crossfit Gym
-Crossfit Level 1 Certified Trainer, Crossfit Powerlifting Trainer
-CrossFit Weightlifting Trainer, -CrossFit Kids Trainer

Corey was a 4 year starter for Kings College basketball team and left as the men’s basketball teams all time leading scorer (2,059pts). Corey was also inducted into the MAC (Middle Atlantic Conference) Hall Of Fame. After college, Corey went on to play professionally overseas in the Icelandic and Irish professional basketball leagues. After basketball, Corey began to use his degree in Criminal justice and now serves as a Detective for the Dauphin County Criminal Investigation Division. He has remained a youth basketball coach in the Harrisburg area and enjoys developing athletes of all ages; while also motivating and safely coaching Crossfit and FF-X athletes at Signal 5 Crossfit in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Corey is happily married and a father to 4 beautiful children.

Brad Cooper

Area Scout / Recruiting Coordinator
(304)820-8908 (cell)
Areas Served: Western MD, West Virginia, National Open Territory Leads
Brad will scout a variety of sports and has a basketball and softball background. He will cover athletes in West Virginia, Maryland and surrounding areas!

• Born and raised in Charles Town, WV

• Graduate of Jefferson High School(WV) and attended Shepherd University(WV)

• 16 years Basketball Coaching Experience

• 6 years Softball Coaching Experience

• Former Security Contract Project Manager at Dulles International Airport for 7 years (14 1/2 years total)

• Devoted husband to high school sweatheart, just celebrated 12 year anniversary. Proud father of 2 daughters (ages 10 & 6) and 1 son (age 3).

• In free time enjoys his family, golf, fishing and watching all sports.

Coach Cooper is excited about helping facilitate scholarship opportunities for West Virginia/Maryland student athletes!