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CM's Henry: 'Didn't want to compromise my time'

2/1/2012

WEST ROXBURY, Mass. -- Catholic Memorial running back/defensive back Donovan Henry signed a National Letter of Intent this morning to Northeastern University, for track and field, less than a week after decommitting from Boston College's football program. Henry spoke to ESPNBoston.com following his signing, to discuss the switch.

Deciding factors in his switch: "BC was a great opportunity, great school. But Northeastern I thought was a great fit for me, running track, which I've been doing really well in lately. So, it was basically the school academically and the high level of Division 1 track that interested me."

Was it tough making the switch? "Yes, definitely tough. It would be tough either way, dropping football or track, but I just wanted to do one, and I decided to do track...I didn't want to compromise my time, I just wanted to focus on one."

On the role BC envisioned for him: "They envisioned me as a boundary corner. They really liked my footwork in camp, so they wanted to bring me in and see how I did in camp, and how I could help them out."

Other track programs he considered: "No, Northeastern was the main one I was considering. They're one of the top track programs in the Northeast, where a lot of track athletes around the area go."

Which events he will run: "I'll be running pretty much everything from 400 (meters) down, so 400, 200 and on...I really look forward to it."

Oh his potential of redshirting at BC: "They told me they'd see how I do in camp, and they'd make the decision based on that."