I mentioned in writing about the commitment of Juan Wallace that his pledge could be a tipping point for other recruits, as the Syracuse football staff has offered a number of his teammates at Woodson High. One of those teammates is Edward Hendrix, ranked by Scout.com as the top wide receiver in Washington DC.
At 6-foot-4, 200 the talented wideout is among the top players on Syracuse’s radar in the 2018 recruiting class, and arguably the best outside receiver of the bunch. Hendrix holds offers from Maryland, North Carolina, Arkansas, Louisville, Virginia Tech, NC State, Michigan State, Wisconsin, Pittsburgh, and a host of other Power 5 programs, but the Orange are in strong position to land his services.
And of course, that was even before the Orange landed his teammate, Juan Wallace. Getting Wallace in the fold genuinely could be the first domino to fall among an outstanding group of players at Woodson, with Hendrix chief among them and quite possibly the next domino in the line. By all accounts, he’s extremely high on Syracuse, with nearby Maryland, as well as North Carolina, among the chief competitors.
Hendrix has outstanding size to become a red zone target, but he also has the speed and acceleration to be a bonafide deep threat in the fast paced, high octane offense that Dino Babers is making Syracuse famous for. He’s an extremely smooth athlete who also possesses the physicality to go up and win jump balls, making him an enticing all-around prospect at the position.
Keep an eye on the recruitment of Edward Hendrix. There’s a very real chance he could be among the next few commits to Syracuse, and if that were to happen, it would continue what has already been a tremendous start to the 2018 recruiting cycle. In the meantime, check out his highlights from 2018…