Despite a 51-28 loss last Thursday against Gainesville (Fla.) it was still a successful night for Yulee (Fla.) Rivals 100 athlete Derrick Henry. The Sunshine State prospect finished the game with over 300 yards rushing and three touchdowns.
Even though the game was lost Henry said there was some good that came from this. The jumbo running back noted, "This is just the beginning, Gainesville is Class 6A and a great team on defense and offense and they got us this time."
It's a little under a month until the 6-foot-3, 243-pound will announce his college decision, with his date set for September 28th the morning he and his team takes on Belle Glade (Fla.) Glades Day in nationally televised game.
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On Friday following his game Henry indicated, "My top three hasn't changed. Alabama is still leading with Tennessee right there alongside Georgia. That's my top three"
Henry also elaborated what it is about those schools that set them apart.
Tennessee: "When I went down there they were all competitive and leadership is up and I look for them to have a good season."
Georgia: "Top power house and it's the SEC."
Alabama: "Is an elite team the past few years."
Before his announcement the four-star rated prospect has a few visits in order and wants to see a few last minute things before making his pick.
"I'm ready to get down to Tennessee for the Florida game. With Tennessee their program disappeared and in the past few years they kind of fell off. With Alabama I just want to take the official visit and see the coaches."
Henry has spoken some with Alabama commit DeMarcus Walker about the Crimson Tide.
"We got real close over the summer at The Opening and we talk every day. I even talked to him after he committed."
He also added he's spoken with a few other top uncommitted players in the Southeast.