Thursday, June 14, 2012
Georgia commit reopens recruitment
By Edward Aschoff
Recruiting can be such a tricky and frustrating thing -- no matter what time of the year it is.
Commitments come and go. Pledges that once seemed rock solid get weaker and weaker as the year goes on and as prospects see more and more of what else is out there.
It really can be grueling for everyone involved.
Well, on Wednesday, Georgia felt the wrath of the recruiting beast when ESPN 150 athlete Derrick Henry (Yulee, Fla.) decided to reopen his recruitment and is now considering all of his options before making a final decision.
"For me personally, this is one of the biggest decisions I'll make in my life and probably the most important to this point," Henry told Greg Ostendorf of ESPN.com's TideNation. "I want to be 100 percent sure I am making the best choice on where I go to college and to play football."
Henry, who is ranked the No. 47 overall prospect in the 2013 class and has rushed for 7,866 yards and 94 touchdowns during his high school career, added that he's still considering Georgia, but that he made his commitment to the Bulldogs' staff a little too quickly. He plans to take more visits before making his final decision. This past weekend, Henry visited Alabama, which is now considered one of his favorites.
Now that the 6-foot-3, 242-pound Florida athlete has reopened his commitment, SEC schools will be clamoring to make a bigger impression on him. Ostendorf and Kipp Adams of ESPN.com's DawgNation discuss what Henry's decommitment means for SEC schools going forward .