Navy Signing Day Review: Wide Receivers

The U.S. Naval Academy continues to attract outstanding football players. will now review the 2015 class, position by position. In this segment we discuss the wide receivers.

There were five wide receiver recruits in this class. Quentin Hardy from Blackman high school in Tennessee fits the ideal mold of a big Navy wide receiver standing 6-foot-5 and weighing 205 pounds. He was one of three player from Blackman High School to commit to the Naval Academy this recruiting season. In his senior year at Blackman Hardy had 45 receptions for 569 yards and eight touchdowns. He was named Second Team All-Area and first team All-District.

Ronnie Killings, Hardy's teammate and fellow wide receiver at Blackman high school, also committed to Navy. Killings (6-1", 185) was a two-year starter both at wide receiver and in the secondary. He was recruited at Navy to play wide receiver. This past season the big play threat made 27 catches for a team-high 803 receiving yards. He had 11 total touchdowns, including three scores on special teams. Killings finished his career with a total of 52 catches for a school-record 1,225 receiving yards.

Torrey Hunt (6-0", 170) from Bob Jones high school was the definition of a late bloomer. He was a backup his junior season and made only three catches all year. Hunt emerged to lead the Bob Jones offense with 43 catches for 746 yards, a 17.3 average and seven touchdowns. He had two kickoff returns for touchdowns as well. Hunt had offers from four schools and chose Navy over Tennessee Tech. Both of his parents served in the Army. Hunt will attend the Naval Academy Prep School this fall.

Wide Receiver Chris Von Hendrix of Orange High School in Ohio was the most sought after player at wide receiver in Navy's recruiting class this year. He chose Navy over multiple offers from Air Force, Akron, Albany, Bowling Green, Butler, Indiana State, Lake Erie (PA), Miami (Ohio), St. Francis (PA) and Valparaiso (Ind.). As a senior in 2014, Von Hendrix had 65 receptions for 1,237 yards and 15 touchdowns. He was named First team All-Conference, First Team All-District, and All-State Honorable Mention. The 6-foot-1, 205-pound wide receiver has excellent hands but offers the size and position flexibility to help at safety or outside linebacker. Von Hendrix will be going directly into the Navy.

Kel Williamson played quarterback and some wide receiver at Latta high school in South Carolina. Williamson (6-2", 184) was a good all round four sport athlete. He offers nice size and average speed. As a junior he threw for 1,800 yards and helped Latta to their first playoff appearance in a decade. He missed nearly half of his senior season with mononucleosis. Williamson finished last year with 650 yards passing. Williamson's comes from a military family and his father served in the Army. Top Stories