At roughly 4:30 PM on Saturday Fresno State received its fifth commitment in just an eight day span. Jaylen Henderson announced via Twitter that he will be attending Fresno State.
Henderson is a dual threat quarterback out of West Hills, California and plays for Chaminade High School. According to ESPN he is the No. 11 QB in the state of California, and the 129th overall player in ESPN’s West division of the Class of 2021.
The future Bulldog received offers from 28 different schools such as USF, Vanderbilt, and Boise State. Jaylen is Fresno State’s second highest commit for the Class of 2021, and currently is ranked 3rd in the Mountain West.
He credited Fresno State’s history at developing the Carr brothers, and many other players, in why he decided to commit to the school. It was also one of the few campuses he could visit this year.
“Fresno State has a winning tradition and a tradition of producing quality quarterbacks. David and Derek Carr both played there and I like how they develop players. I think they can help me reach my full potential and my goal is to play in the NFL and I think they can help me get there.”Moore, ByJackson. QB Jaylen Henderson Commits to Fresno State, Follows Family Path. 19 July 2020, 247sports.com/college/fresno-state/Article/Fresno-State-football-recruiting-Jaylen-Henderson-quarterback-commit-Chris-Carter-Chaminade-149298751/.
His family also has a partial connection with the university already due to his older cousin being Chris Carter. Carter was a defensive star for the Bulldogs from ‘07-‘10 and won the WAC Defensive Player of the Year award in the WAC conference.