Travin Henry had a fast and furious courtship with Georgia Tech that ended with his commitment to the Yellow Jackets on Sunday.
Henry is a 6-foot-3 wide receiver from Cook High School who weighed in at 227 pounds during this weekend’s official visit to Georgia Tech. He picked the Yellow Jackets over offers from Middle Tennessee State and Memphis, and also had interest from Vanderbilt and Kentucky.
“I’d been hearing from Georgia Tech since my sophomore year but really not a lot recently,” Henry told the AJC. “Two weeks ago, they called my coach out of nowhere and it just went from there.”
Henry was originally scheduled to go on a recruiting trip to Memphis this weekend, but switched to Georgia Tech after he was told he had a scholarship offer. He toured the campus, and gave the news to Georgia Tech coach Paul Johnson on Sunday. “Coach Johnson got up and shook my hand when I told him,” Henry said. “I’m excited about it. I like my visit and everything about the school. There was not any reason for me not to commit.”
Henry said the possibility of linebacker was discussed but that he prefers to play wide receiver. He has been clocked in the 40-yard dash at 4.5 seconds. “They said I was a pretty big dude for wide receiver and if I grow too much that I could play linebacker,” Henry said. “But I want to play wide receiver. That’s the position I love.”
Rusty Mansell, National Recruiting Analyst for 247Sports, on Henry: “I really liked his tape and saw him at one camp this year. He is a bigger type of receiver that is not stiff. I thought he used his body well in tight coverage and was able to create separation from defensive backs. He is more athletic than people are giving him credit for. I see him in the same mold as Jason Croom at Norcross as 6-3 hybrid-type WR.”
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– By Michael Carvell, AJC Recruiting Blog
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