Cincinnati (Ohio) Moeller High School is flush with talent for the 2010 class and one of their best is 6-3, 220-pound quarterback Andrew Hendrix. Three schools have already extended offers to Hendrix and several more programs are suggesting they could offer as well in the near future.
"He's been offered by Kansas, Indiana and Illinois," reported Moeller head coach John Rodenberg.
Hendrix will attend Virginia's Junior Day this weekend where there's a good possibility the Cavaliers extend an offer. NC State has also expressed interest in offering Hendrix when they come through the school this spring. A Junior Day visit to Northwestern is also being planned for March 7.
Coach Rodenberg and Hendrix have been sending tape out to schools, but not every school in the country has that film yet. Coach Rodenberg expects many more schools to have a chance to see him this spring when they come through the school for the Spring Evaluation Period.
"Certainly he likes Tennessee and he's gone to a couple of their camps. I believe he might have been invited to their Junior Day," Coach Rodenberg said. "We sent some film down to Florida to see if there would be any interest there.
"He's certainly open to the process and he's real happy things are going the way they are going right now. He's going to soak it in and see who's all going to come in. We've talked and I said, 'If you find something you're really comfortable with, you certainly can pull the trigger any time you want.' I think he wants to at least wait through May to see how many schools come in."
As a junior, Hendrix completed 61 percent of his passes for 1,700 yards and 11 touchdowns against seven interceptions. According to his coach, though, Hendrix's talents are not limited to dropping back and delivering the football.
"He's got a strong arm, and he's a pro-style quarterback, but he's really elusive," Coach Rodenberg commented. "When he runs, he's very powerful. He runs a 4.7 40, so he's got good speed, but his arm is what he lives off of. He throws a 92 mph fastball in baseball, so he's got a big, strong arm.
"I think he is adaptable to any offense. He's the type of kid that can drop back and take a beating, but at the same time he is very comfortable in the (shot) gun. I think he is kind of that ultimate quarterback to have because he can run the football when you need him to, but at the same time he is a true quarterback. We teach him to throw first before he runs. His runs were called runs, he doesn't just take off.
Hendrix is also a standout in the classroom where he ranks 11th in his class academically.