Quadree Henderson announced his college intentions tonight by selecting Pitt over his other finalist, Boston College. Here is Chirs Peak's take from Pantherlair.com on the commitment by Henderson. Henderson is rated as the top prospect in the state of Delaware by Rivals.com. He is rated as a three star player across the board by Rivals, Scout, and 24/7. Curiously, ESPN does not have a recruiting profile on him. Henderson has an impressive offer sheet that included Clemson, Nebraska, West Virginia, and Rutgers.
The speedster from Delaware is listed as an "All Purpose Back" by Rivals.com, while the other services call him a wide receiver, and that is presumably what he will play in Paul Chryst's offense. Henderson has blazing speed, and being a return man could be in his future. As you can see in his highlights, he is a tremendous talent and has great open field vision. You could really see a lot of parallel's between his game and former WVU player, Tavon Austin. Here is a nice article by VarsityPreps.com about Henderson during a 7 on 7 event recently.
Obviously there is no tackling in an event like this, but it’s hard to ignore the fact that in open space, defenders stood no chance. His superb route-running and quickness coming in and out of cuts made him impossible to defend without a second or sometimes third defender helping to cover him.
Like many expected, June is starting to pick up for the Pitt recruiting efforts. Quadree Henderon joins Malik Henderson and Alex Hornibrook as recruits to commit this month. Pitt is having their yearly prospect camps down at the practice facility this past weekend and this one upcoming, and it gives prospects a chance to see the school and it typically gets the ball on the recruiting trail rolling. Pitt is hot on the trail for Tre Tipton as Anson wrote Monday, and a few other names could be joining this class soon.