June 24, 2012
Henricks has two leaders
After getting a commitment from Brad Watson earlier this month the Demon Deacons have their eyes set on a Lone Star State cornerback, Aneas Henricks.
"I definitely know Wake Forest is in to the Texas players," Henricks said. "I talk to him [Watson]. He told me how good of a campus they have and how great the coaches are."
The 6-feet, 168-pound Henricks of Bastrop (Texas), said Wake and Texas Tech are at the top of his leaderboard. He also claims scholarship offers from Rice and Texas State, and is receiving interest from Baylor, Ole Miss and TCU.
"They [Wake and Texas Tech] are the most prestigious schools out of the four [offers]," Henricks said. "Baylor and TCU want to see me in a couple games [before offering], because I'm new at corner."
"Texas Tech, the coaches talk to me a lot. It's a Big XII school, so we would be going against a lot of passing teams. Wake Forest, I know they've got pretty good corners. I like the corners coach [Tim Duffie]. [It's a] good academic school. Rice is definitely a great academic school. You get a degree from Rice you and do the right things you could be set up for life. Texas State, they're right down the street. They're close, and an up-and-coming program on the D-I level."
He is looking for a school with a strong academic reputation, a strong football program and good coaches that can help him reach the professional ranks, and plans to make his decision sometime in between the beginning and the middle of the upcoming football season.
Henricks has only been to Texas State, but he plans to make trips to Texas Tech in July and Wake Forest Saturday, Sept. 8 for the North Carolina game and an official visit.
Duffie and Derrick Jackson are recruiting Henricks for the Deacs.
"They talk to me a lot," Henricks said. "They keep up with me a lot, and make sure I'm doing good and making sure I work hard. They're real cool. My relationship with the coaches is real cool. They keep me updated with a lot of stuff. They talk me real frequently, giving me updates on Wake Forest and how they're doing, what the season is looking like, the depth chart. I definitely want to go up there and see the campus [and] how things work on game-day, and see I can really see myself playing for them."
He describes himself as a smart player. Henricks, who used to play quarterback, that helps him defensively, because he knows how one thinks. He said college coaches like the fluidity in my hips and his speed.
"I'm one of the fastest in the nation," Henricks said. "I ran a 4.3 in the 40. I think I can recognize plays pretty quickly. I'm real athletic. I think I can jump and touch the moon almost."
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