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5-Star RB Plans Announcement
Derrick Henry and his Yulee team will take on fellow Sunshine State running back Kelvin Taylor (Glades Day / Belle Glade, FL) next month and Henry plans to announce his decision at school that day. "September 28th, the morning before the Glades Day game," he said. "Alabama is still leading, Tennessee is right there, and then Georgia." Henry has spent plenty of time at his top three schools and he wants to see Tennessee one more time before his decision. He'll be taking an official there on September 15th. "I'm just ready to get to Tennessee and see how they do in that Florida game. When I get there in that stadium, it'll be rocking. I'm going to see what the intensity is like," he said. "(I want) to see them roll. The questions about the coaching staff are still there and them not having a good season." While Henry still has a few unanswered questions about the Volunteers, he knows everything he needs to know about the Crimson Tide. "I got Alabama as my leader, I don't have any questions about Alabama. The last three years years, they've been superior at my position. Looking for high intensity and for them to win," he said. Henry also plans to take an official visit to Alabama, but not until after his announcement. He plans to be there either for the Ole Miss matchup on September 29th or Texas A&M in November. "(I'm looking for) somewhere I feel at home and I can make an impact on the field and off the field as well, and people I can trust," he said. Henry has a close friendship with Alabama defensive end commitment Demarcus Walker and says they talk almost every day. Henry admits that relationship will impact his decision. Not only that, but once he commits, he'll be going after some other big targets: top OT Laremy Tunsil, and top DT Montravious Adams. "I want Laremy! I told his coach that before I left. Laremy is coming with me regardless of what happens, and after that I'm going for Montravius Adams," Henry said. Henry and his team fell to Gainesville High School 51-28 Thursday night, but it was still a milestone for the running back. Henry rushed for over 300-yards to put his career number above 8,200 yards, moving into third on Florida's all-time career rushing yards list, just behind Emmitt Smith and Kelvin Taylor. "I think I did well, we started slow then we started to pick it up. I'm just trying to be a better back and be a better teammate, to and use my body as an advantage and help my team get to a victory."
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