Henderson County went 9-3 this past season, reaching the second round of the state tournament. One of the top contributors for the Colonels was defensive end Avery Pitt. The rising senior has the ability to be one of Kentucky's standouts on the defensive side of the ball.
"I would say that I am a hard worker, very competitive, committed to the team and I have the ability to learn and adapt as the game progresses," said Pitt. "This off-season I want to get stronger, continue to improve my techniques and as a senior, try to act as a role model and offer tips to my younger teammates," he continued.
The 6-foot-3, 245-pound Pitt has many assets that appeal to coaches at the next level.
"My strengths would be that I have god feet, long arms, speed off the ball, good mechanics, general football knowledge and that I am willing to learn more," he continued.
Pitt doesn't hold scholarship offers, but he's hearing from Western Kentucky, Eastern Kentucky, Kansas State, Kentucky and Samford. He took a visit to Western Kentucky for Junior Day this season and plans to take additional visits during the off-season.
His college interest could see an increase if he has an encore of last season or better. Last season he managed be named Honorable Mention All-State as a defender.
"I think I played a good season. I was able to step up when my team needed me and be the person to run behind or make a stop on defense," said Pitt.