JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Linebacker Reggie Northrup of Jacksonville (Fla.) First Coast admits that going against highly-touted Yulee (Fla.) junior running back Derrick Henry made his senior homecoming game just a bit more important. Northrup and his defensive teammates combined to limit the Georgia commitment to just 103 yards and a touchdown on 31 carries.
"I like competition like that," Northrup said. "He wanted to get his 100-yard quota, but it is all good, we did our job. We just wanted to prove a point. He gets a lot of hype but we did our job. We shut it down.
"I got to tattoo him a couple of times," Northrup added.
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Now, with a bye week on the horizon, the 6-foot-2, 218-pound linebacker is giving a bit of attention to his recruitment. He pledged his services to the Miami Hurricanes in late June, but that doesn't mean the process is over for him.
"I am still committed to Miami, but I am keeping my options open to other schools," Northrup said.
The three-star defender explained why he hasn't shut the door on other schools.
"I just want to be sure in case some craziness comes up with regards to Miami," Northrup said.
During Friday's game, Northrup was watched by Arkansas assistant coach Kris Cinkovich. The Razorbacks are just one of the schools that remain in the picture for the Sunshine State prospect.
"To name a few, Arkansas, Auburn, South Carolina, some other SEC schools, and a couple of others like North Carolina," Northrup said.
As for official visits, Northrup is primed to hit the road to check out at least three schools in the coming weeks.
"I am planning to visit Arkansas in November, I think on the 12th," Northrup said. "I am also going to North Carolina in a couple weeks. I will also get to Miami for sure."