Von Hendrix: Chance to play big time football

Wide Receiver Chris Von Hendrix of Orange High School (Pepper Pike, Ohio) signed with the U.S. Naval Academy on Wednesday. Look inside for a photo and quotes from Von Hendrix.

The 6-foot-1, 205-pound wide receiver, known for his great hands, committed to Navy's Mike Judge on Sunday, December 14th during an in-home visit.

"I've been to Navy twice; once during the summer and once on the official, and I've fallen in love with the place. The opportunity to attend such a prestigious institution and play for Coach Niumatalolo was one I couldn't pass on. I wanted the chance to play big time football at a big time program and set myself up for the future at the same time. I have all of that at Navy."

As a senior in 2014, Von Hendrix had 65 receptions for 1,237 yards and 15 touchdowns. During the course of the season, he broke multiple school records including most receiving touchdowns in a season (15), most receiving yards in a game (221), and most receiving yards in a season (1237). He was named First team All-Conference, First Team All-District, and All-State Honorable Mention. Although recruited at wide receiver by Navy, many believe Von Hendrix could play defense in college as well at safety or outside linebacker.

"I'm extremely excited to get to play for Coach Niumatalolo as well as Coach Yokitis. When I was on campus, Coach Yokitis and I were watching game film and he was showing me some things they do and that he sees me becoming an intricate part of their offense at wide receiver in the coming years. Coach Niumatalolo is a very good coach, one of the best in the country. The philosophy and belief he had for his football program is something I want to come be a part of for the next four years of my life."

Chris Von Hendrix will be going directly into the USNA. He also had additional offers from Air Force, Akron, Albany, Bowling Green, Butler, Indiana State, Lake Erie (PA), Miami (Ohio), St. Francis (PA) and Valparaiso (Ind.).

Chris is son of Kim Jackson and Eric Von Hendrix, Chris Von Hendrix would also like to recognize his stepmother, Rachel Von Hendrix, and his sister, Sarah Von Hendrix.

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