Adonis Jennings Commits to Pitt: Panthers Land 4-Star WR

Tyler DonohueNational Recruiting AnalystJanuary 6, 2014


Wide receiver Adonis Jennings announced his college choice Sunday night in front of a national television audience. The 4-star New Jersey product pledged to Pittsburgh during the Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl on Fox Sports 1.

Jennings, who previously committed to Rutgers, provides the Panthers with versatile offensive playmaking ability. He is the second-highest rated prospect in a 22-player class, according to 247Sports' composite rankings. 

The 6'3", 185-pound pass target ultimately picked Pittsburgh over Arkansas and Iowa. His offer list also included Arizona, Kansas, Clemson and Boston College.

Jennings, a standout at Timber Creek High School (Sicklerville, N.J.), initially opted to stay in his home state. He committed to Rutgers in June but backed off that decision in early November.

Jennings enjoyed a dominant high school career. He helped lead the Chargers to three straight sectional championship games.

As a senior, Jennings earned first-team All-State honors. He caught 83 passes for 1,434 yards and scored 15 total touchdowns.

Defenders had trouble keeping Jennings under wraps throughout the season. His stat sheet is filled with impressive performances.

Although he isn't a burner, Jennings gains position with physicality and excellent leaping ability. He attacks the ball at its highest point and picks up speed in the open field with powerful strides. 

Pittsburgh gains a player with instant-impact potential at a position of need. Expect Jennings to contend for playing time early in his Panthers career.

"I think I fit well in that offense," Jennings told Fox Sports 1 following his announcement. "I'm going to come in ready to compete, and that's all it comes down to."

Jennings made an unofficial visit to the University of Pittsburgh campus in November. He will use an official visit at Pittsburgh later this month, per 247Sports.