Top recruit Dravon Henry will make his college decision today between the hometown Pitt Panthers and the West Virginia Mountaineers. Henry is regarded by many as the best prospect in Pennsylvania. Henry is a four star prospect from legendary Aliquippa High School, the same school that has produced Panther greats Mike Ditka, Darrelle Revis, and Jon Baldwin. Henry is rated as a four star player by ESPN, Scout, and Rivals. ESPN calls him the best player in PA, while Rivals calls him the third rated player in the state.
Henry was a prolific rusher for the Quips throughout his career, but projects as a defensive back at the next level. Pitt will lose starters K'waun Williams at corner and Jason Hendricks at safety this off season, and Henry is very much interested in competing for a starting job right away. Henry has the tools to come in and play right away, as he stands at 5-11 190 pounds, with game breaking speed. Aliquippa is one of the true hot beds in Western Pennsylvania, and Henry appears to be the next great star to come from the school.
Henry's recruitment has been a wild one, and it stems from most of the information comes from his father. It has been rare to hear from Dravon himself, as his father has been the spokesman for the young star. The recruitment, like many high school athletes these days, has taken to social media rumors and speculation all year long. It will finally come to and end, as he will choose between Pitt and WVU, the two schools most thought it would come down to eventually. Maryland, Miami, Louisville, Penn State, and dozens of others were interested in the local star.
Henry is the first of the remaining top targets for Paul Chryst to take himself off the board. Pitt still hopes to land other top local players like Alex Bookser, Shai McKenzie, and Montae Nicholson. Pitt also figures into the race with out of state four star receivers, Jamil Kamara and Adonis Jennings. The recruiting class has been solid thus far, but could end with a bang or a dud, depending on the outcome of some of these prospects. Stay tuned this afternoon for the results of Henry's announcement.