Fivay High School announced Tyrone Hendrix as its next head football coach on April 6th. The Mitchell graduate and former Ivy League assistant had a very successful career as a wide receiver at the junior college (New Mexico Military Institute) and division one level (Morgan State). With all that experience under his belt, I think it is safe to say that he has a pretty good eye for identifying talent. And though he hasn’t been on Fivay’s campus very long, a few players have stood out and given Hendrix a reason to have high expectations for them.
2023 WR Julius Quinones (5’11” 150 lbs) has shown enough ability make Hendrix believe that Quinones will be the best wide receiver on the West side of Pasco County. He didn’t play a full season as a junior, but he was a big-time two-way playmaker for River Ridge. He is a versatile athlete with great ball-skills. It will be fun to see how Hendrix and his staff highlights Quinones this spring.
2024 RB Ty Wilson (5’11” 200 lbs)
If there is a football player with the last name Wilson on the west side of Pasco County, then the chances of him being a stud running back are pretty high. Ty Wilson fits that description. His production hasn’t been great early on, but that is about to change. There is already surge in energy at Fivay and Hendrix has added some great coaches to his staff so Wilson should benefit significantly. He has the size and skill-set needed to develop into the work-horse that can help rebuild the program in a hurry.
2024 ATH David Williams Jr. is another name to make note of. Fivay’s coaching staff is chomping at the bit to show off what Williams can do. His athleticism and versatility will allow them to play him at multiple positions on both sides of the ball. His name might sound familiar also. His father, David Williams, ran for 2,092 yards and 25 touchdowns on 200 carries in 2007 as a senior at Gulf High School on his way to being named First Team All-State. It sounds like he has the same kind of potential.