KJ Henry, the nation’s No. 2 weak-side DE for 2018, placed Georgia in his Final 5 on Monday.
Henry rates as the nation’s No. 14 overall prospect for this year’s cycle. The 6-foot-5, 234-pounder has taken several trips to UGA over the last year.
— KJ 💸 (@thekjhenry_) July 31, 2017
This designation among Henry’s Top 5 also means UGA will get one of his five official visits this fall.
The West Forsyth (N.C) standout does not plan to make his decision anytime soon.
The thinking here is that Henry is one of those commits who will take a wait-and-see approach to the 2017 college football season. Henry has told DawgNation in the past he feels that the Bulldogs have everything necessary to become one of the nation’s elite programs this fall.
Henry will look to see Georgia take that step on the field this fall. If the Bulldogs do, their chances with him should rise. This is a pretty stacked Top 5 with the likes of Clemson and Alabama also in the running.
The Henry family told DawgNation earlier this year they have developed quite a fondness for Georgia coach Kirby Smart.
Keith Henry, his father, is the running backs coach at Charlotte. The college assistant coach was a member of Jim Grobe’s staff at Catawba (N.C) years ago. Grobe went on to coach at Wake Forest in the Atlanta Coast Conference, among other stops.
The Henry staff feels that Smart reminds them of a “young Jim Grobe” during their interactions on the recruiting trail. What does that mean?
Consider that to be a big compliment. The Henry family still holds Grobe in very high esteem.
Henry acknowledged that Clemson was likely the team to beat for his decision about a year ago, but that status has evolved over the last 10 months.