May 19, 2012

NJ Linebacker on the Black Knights' radar

The Black Knight are reaching deep into New Jersey this recruiting season and one school has truly attracted the attention of the Army coaching staff is the Hun School out of Princeton (NJ).

As such, there are four players who are currently on the Army radar, lead by defensive tackle Hunter Knighton, who has already received an offer from the Black Knights.

Then you have athlete, Chris Cardinali, defensive back, Abdul Majeed and now you can add linebacker Quashae Hendryx to the Army/Hun School check list, although the latter three have yet to be offered by Army.

He's Mike Linebacker and in Army's offense, he would be a "B" back (fullback)," says Hun's Head Coach, Dave Dudek. "He's a very good athlete, great kid and academically, he has done well."

The 6-foot-1, 235 pounder took some time out of his schedule to provide an update on his overall recruiting.

"The biggest schools that I have talked to and gotten interest from have been Penn State, Miami, UConn and Rutgers," shares Hendryx, who also focusing on the Ivy League, as well as two of the academies. "I'm also hearing from a lot of Ivy League schools, like Princeton, Dartmouth and then I have both Army and Navy knocking on my door. I'm not 100% sure if I want to go that road (academies) yet, but that is definitely an option that I am not going to discount."

So what exactly is Hendryx's looking for in a school? "For me, academics first and then my biggest thing would be tradition," he adds. "How well teams are put together. Say for instance The U (Miami) and how they have that deep tradition of rich football ... I just stuff like that. You know, like a close team, a brotherhood."

Which then saw Hendryx to turn his attention back to Army and Navy. "That's what I like so much about the academies, is that they have such a good bond which is something you don't find everywhere."

The power pack linebacker/fullback has already seen Navy up close and there is a possibility that he will be doing the same when it comes to visiting the West Point campus to check out Army.

"I went to Navy's spring game, which is also their Junior Day, then Penn State and I've also been to Georgetown," he says.

Hendryx admitted that although he is relatively close to the West Point campus, he has yet to visit, but that might change soon. "I know that a couple of players from my school plan on going up there, and I might make the trip with them," shares the hard hitting backer who was making reference to Knighton and Cardinali.

Beyond recruiting, Hendryx is putting together his itinerary for the camps he plans on attending. "I definitely doing camps this summer, but I've narrowed down my list completely yet," he declares. "But I'm going to Penn State, Rutgers, UConn, Miami. I'm also getting a little interest now from Marshall and West Virginia, so I'm probably going to head down there."

According to Hendryx, his college decision will most likely come sometime in February.

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