Derrick Henry, the 5-star RB who was formerly committed to UGA for nearly a year, has finally set his announcement date.
The 6-foot-3, 245-pounder told BamaOnline that he will decide between Alabama, Tennessee and UGA on Sept. 28.
Henry told the website that “Alabama’s still leading, and Tennessee is right there.” He plans to attend Tennessee’s home game against Florida on Sept. 15 to get a good feel what Rocky Top is like during football season.
What about UGA? Henry picked the Bulldogs last summer at Dawg Night, stayed committed for nearly a year, and backed off his pledge in June. UGA appears to be third in a three-horse race, but Henry is close friends with UGA QB commit Brice Ramsey of Camden County and attended his game on Friday night.
Last Thursday, Henry rushed for 338 yards and 3 touchdowns in Florida’s Yulee High School’s loss to Gainesville. Henry has racked up 8,211 career rushing yards and 102 touchdowns.
RELATED: The state of Georgia’s No. 1 prospect at RB, Walton High School’s Tyren Jones, ran for a school record 334 yards (along with four touchdowns) in the win over McEachern on Friday. Jones is committed to Alabama but still being actively pursued by other schools, including UGA. If Derrick Henry picks Alabama, there’s rampant speculation that it may affect how Tyren Jones feels about the Crimson Tide – and those are rumors that Jones has publicly denied. However, Jones did recently confirm to the AJC that he plans to visit other schools than Alabama later this fall, but he declined to specify the colleges. In two games this year, Jones has looked like the most dominating player in the state of Georgia – rushing for 639 yards and 9 touchdowns
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FOOTBALL SEASON IS HERE
– By Michael Carvell, AJC Recruiting Blog
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