Leroy Henley, one of the top high school players in the talent-rich state of Florida, was eyeing a path for the refinement of his skills when he committed on Friday to pursue his college football career at East Carolina.
The exceptional Deerfield Beach receiver indicated he had a favorable view of the development of Zay Jones, the Pirates’ NCAA-record-breaking receiver, as he passed over offers from more than 30 other schools, including Auburn, Cal, Florida, Michigan, Oklahoma, Virginia Tech and West Virginia among others.
Henley visited the ECU campus last Sunday, a journey that was reciprocated in subsequent days by a trip to the Sunshine State by Pirate head coach Scottie Montgomery and wide receivers coach Phil McGeoghan.
The portfolios of both Montgomery and McGeoghan include stints as receivers coaches in the NFL, a factor that apparently didn’t go unnoticed by Henley.
Richard Edwards says
Really happy that we are getting some good recruits. I especially hope that we can recruit the players to help out on the defense and offensive line. It appears that Army and Temple were able to control a lot of the triple option. My prayer is that we can have solid “O” and “D” lines.