Elite QB Talks Recruiting

Wilson High School gunslinger Chad Henne is a definite prospect under the Tennessee Volunteer radar screen. Chad reflects on some of his recruiting ventures over the last few weeks.

Quarterback Chad Henne, at 6-foot-3 and 215 pounds, has only been able to fit two camps into his schedule this spring/summer. "I went to the NIKE Camp at Penn State but didn't go through all the drills," he said. "I just went for the throwing stuff at the end. I also went to a camp up in Syracuse last weekend. A lot of the top quarterback coaches in the country were there -- Miami, Florida State, North Carolina, Virginia, Michigan State, Virginia Tech, there were a bunch of them."

Henne, who also competes in track (100, 4x1, and shot put) and basketball, recently named the five finalists in his recruiting process. "My final five are Miami, Michigan, Georgia, Tennessee, and Penn State," he said. "All five have already offered me a scholarship."

Henne will be taking some unofficial visits this summer. "I can't wait," he said. "I even turned down a chance to go to the Elite 11 Camp to visit Miami. I'm going to see the campus, meet the players, tour the area, talk with some players, and just get a general feel for what it's like."

Henne said none of the five schools have the upperhand right now. "They're all even," he said. "Distance isn't going to be a factor in my decision. I'll go where I feel most comfortable. I'm going to be looking at the depth charts and things like that."

In addition to comparing depth charts, Henne said there will be a few other factors that will go into his decision-making process. "From there I'm going to look at what kind of offense I'd be coming into," he said. "I like the wide open West Coast style of offense that lets you have a lot of opportunities to throw. Communication with the coaches will also be really important."

The talented signal-caller, plans on taking some unofficial visits over the next several weeks before making a final decision at the end of summer. "I'm planning on having my decision made before the start of our season," he said.

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