Highland Springs WR Ali Jennings (Photo: Andy Hilton/recruit757)
recruit804 Fab 30: Ali Jennings WR Highland Springs #6
by Brandon Mitchell, recruit804
Highland Springs starting wide receiver Ali Jennings is another Central Region prospect that appears to be cut from the same cloth as Matoaca defensive end Immanuel Hickman. He’s the type of student-athlete that believes in decisions being made without football necessarily being in the forefront. As Hermitage began to prepare for life without its trusted captain in Patrick Kane, we soon received word that Jennings was leaving the Panthers as well as starting linebacker Khalil Finger and fellow wide receiver Joe Johnson. What the Springers are getting in Jennings is a wide receiver that can stretch the entire field and win most jump ball battles against most defensive backs in coverage. With the departure of Billy Kemp, Robert Jones and Jonathan Carey,
Jennings will be a welcomed addition.
Heading into the regular season, we recognize the top 30 senior prospects in and around the city of Richmond. Continuing our countdown as the 6th best senior prospect region-wide is Highland Springs wide receiver Ali Jennings.
#6 Ali Jennings (2019 WR 6-2 183) – Highland Springs High School
Hermitage held one of the deepest groups of wide receivers last season as it was a group that included Jebril Murray, Percy Mayers, Ali Jennings and Joe Johnson. Over his first few seasons at Hermitage, Jennings wasn’t a prospect many defenses were game planning for. However, that all changed when he entered his junior season. Last year, Jennings was able to log 709 reception yards on 47 catches and a team-high 13 touchdown receptions. Over the off-season, Jennings announced his transfer to Highland Springs which will add to a talented pool already holding Jai’Veon Smalls and A.J. Wells.
Recruiting started to pick up for Jennings right around the time he hit the road for Virginia Tech in January. Virginia Tech was followed by Clemson who was in turn followed by a trip to Temple. Before programs started to turn heads in abundance, the United States Naval Academy was the first program to place their faith in the talented wide receiver. This offer paved the way for programs such as: Richmond, West Virginia, North Carolina, Michigan State and Georgia Tech. At the moment, Jennings is sitting on 21 offers and is yet to hint at producing a commitment or a condensed list. Be that as it may, as if it didn’t look as though the Springers were on their way to a four-peat, they’re definitely on the way with the acquisition of Jennings.
– Brandon Mitchell
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