Derrick Henry, a 4-star athlete from Yulee, Florida, has decommitted from UGA and reopened his recruitment.
Henry (6-3, 241, 4.58) committed to the Georgia Bulldogs during last years “Dawg Night.” Since then, other schools have turned up the pressure on him. Chief among them is Alabama, led by master recruiter Nick Saban.
In a written statement, Henry explained his 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. I want to be 100 percent sure I am making the best choice on where I go to college and to play football,” Henry said in a written statement. “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.”
Henry is rated as the no. 1 athlete in the country by Rivals.com and the no. 5 running back by Scout.com.
His decommitment brings Georgia’s 2013 class back down to 19 total recruits.