Derrick Henry reopens recruitment

Updated: June 13, 2012, 4:12 PM ET
By Greg Ostendorf | TideNation

Athlete Derrick Henry is no longer committed to the University of Georgia. On Wednesday, the 49th-ranked recruit in the ESPN 150, announced that he planned to reopen his recruitment and consider 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 said. "I want to be 100 percent sure I am making the best choice on where I go to college and to play football.

"I'm going to open up my recruitment and take some more visits, get as much information as I can, and then decide from there. I was probably a little too quick in making my initial decision and got caught up in the moment so I apologize for that.

"I'm still considering Georgia and I have nothing but great things to say about their program, but I want to be honest with everyone in the fact that I am going to go over all my options and do what is best for me and my athletic and academic career."

This past weekend, Henry visited the University of Alabama, and the Crimson Tide are considered one of the favorites going forward. For now, the Yulee, Fla., native wants to focus on the upcoming football season at Yulee High School, where he has starred as a running back, amassing 7,866 rushing yards and 94 touchdowns in his career.

"For the rest of the summer, I am focusing on helping my team have the best season that we can have and achieve our team goals."

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