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Two top wide receivers list Pitt among their final choices


On a cold, wintry night in Pittsburgh, Timber Creek (N.J.) High School coach Rob Hinson was speculating on what the Pitt passing game could look like next fall.
Hinson’s prize pupil is four-star wide receiver Adonis Jennings, who lists Pitt among his final three college choices, including Arkansas and Iowa.
Hinson and Jennings are in Carson, Calif., for the Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl, which will be played at 9 Sunday night (Fox Sports1 has the telecast).
Hinson said Jennings might announce his decision during the game. If he does and he picks Pitt, Jennings could make fans forget the recent disappointment of losing out on some of the WPIAL’s top stars.
“He would be another threat opposite Tyler Boyd,” Hinson said.
Jennings, 6-foot-3, 190 pounds, looks to be the perfect complement to Boyd. He set a school record for receiving yards this season (1,434) in New Jersey’s second-largest classification.
“He is a very explosive wide receiver,” Hinson said. “He is physical, polished. He has a lot to learn, but on the high school level he’s pretty much unguardable. When he gets one-on-one matchups, he can dominate.”
Hinson said Jennings, who also attracted offers from Clemson, Virginia Tech and Arizona, has attended and dominated many of the top camps in the nation. He is ranked the No. 9 overall prospect in New Jersey — the third wide receiver in the state and the 38th in the nation, according to
Hinson said he doesn’t know which school will get the thumbs-up, but he said Jennings has several friends at Arkansas and an uncle, Leroy Smith, who played at Iowa. Jennings has scheduled visits to Pitt and Arkansas later this month.
At Pitt, wide receivers coach Bobby Engram has made a positive impression, Hinson said.
“He loves coach Engram,” Hinson said. “He (Engram) is a good dude. We seem to be very similar in our approach to how we coach kids and what we ultimately want for our kids, football-wise and outside of football.
“He would be like an extension of me.”
Pitt is also among the final three choices of Bishop Sullivan (Va.) High School four-star wide receiver Jamil Kamara. Virginia and Wisconsin are the others.
Kamara, 6-1, 202, is the 19th-rated player at his position in the U.S. and the seventh overall prospect in Virginia (No. 1 wide receiver), according to Rivals. Kamara is playing in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl in San Antonio on Saturday and may announce his decision at that time. He also has offers from Clemson, Florida, Miami, Michigan State, South Carolina, Virginia Tech, West Virginia and several others.



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