Camas QB Reilly Hennessey makes college commitment: By Scott Enyeart

Reilly with his mom Connie, Head Coach Baldwin on right, and QB coach Zak Hill on left.
Reilly with his mom Connie, Head Coach Baldwin on right, and QB coach Zak Hill on left.

 

     Exciting news for Camas (Wash.) quarterback Reilly Hennessey, Washington’s co-No. 1 QB for the class of 2014.

     On Friday, while in attendance at Eastern Washington University’s QB camp, the 6-foot-3, 195-pound signal-caller gave a verbal commitment to play football for the Eagles next fall.

     “Everything felt right. From the coaching staff, to the campus, to the facilities, to the direction of the program,” Hennessey told NEI of the commitment. “It’s the perfect distance from home so my parents can still come and see me play, and I love the academic opportunities as well.”

     Hennessey picked up the offer from Eastern back in May – a rare early offer extended by EWU.

     Reilly has great familiarity with the program at Eastern Washington. He has visited campus several times and has known Eagles’ QB Zak Hill for several years as an attendee of Hill’s QB camps.

     It’s hard to think of a QB who fits EWU’s scheme better than Hennessey. He runs a very similar offense at Camas, and should be able to compete for playing time early with the Eagles.

     He also held an offer from Portland State. “It was a really tough decision, because I really was close with the coaches at PSU, but I informed them of my decision and they were very supportive,” Hennessey said.

     As a junior, Hennessey threw for 2,801 yards and 26 TD’s in 2012, leading Camas to the state semifinals, where they fell to eventual state champion, Skyline.

     He now heads into his senior season where he will lead a Camas team that is the favorite to win the 4A State Title.

     Hennessey said he was glad to end the process when he did, so he can turn his attention to his top priority. “Now I can just focus on the season and what I need to do to get better, and fulfill my ultimate goal of winning a state championship at Camas High School.”