On Saturday night, Aydin Henningham, a wide receiver out of Deerfield Beach High School in Deerfield Beach, Florida, became the fourth recruit to announce his commitment to Pitt this weekend. He also officially became the 13th recruit of Pitt’s 2020 class, as he joined Jordan Addison, Timothy Brown and A.J. Roberts in aligning withe program after their official visits.
C O M M I T T E D #2ManyLights0n #H2P #BallFor23 @CoachDuzzPittFB @BeattyCoach @CoachPartridge pic.twitter.com/tt9eJEj3V3— Aydin “Alex” Henningham (@Underated_561) June 22, 2019
”I would like to give a sincere thank you to all those who believed in me throughout this process,” Henningham wrote in a message posted on Twitter. “Secondly, I would like to give thanks to my family [for] helping me and supporting me through this process. I would like to give thanks to my dad. Without him supporting me, none of this would have been possible. ... I would like to announce the school I will be committing to for my athletics and academics is the University of Pittsburgh.”
Henningham is considered a four-star recruit, according to Rivals, and he holds three-star ratings from 247Sports and ESPN. He drew at least 15 offers from an impressive array of schools but was largely ignored by the major programs in his home state, as only Florida and UCF offered Henningham.
Still, Henningham received plenty of out-of-state interest, and the skilled receiver ultimately chose Pitt over the likes of Auburn, Kentucky, Louisville, Minnesota, Mississippi State, Nebraska, NC State, Ohio State, South Carolina and Tennessee.
The 6'1", 200-pound receiver is Pitt's fifth 2020 recruit out of the Sunshine State, as Emmanuel Belgrave, Timothy Brown, Henry Parrish and Samuel Williams all previously committed. So far, that represents a significant majority of Pitt's 13-man class, which notably lacks a single Pennsylvania recruit. However, that ratio serves as an indication that Pat Narduzzi's Florida-to-Pittsburgh pipeline is in full swing and yielding some impressive results.