Video: PA Standout Hunter Henry Follows His Dad's Footsteps To Arkansas

by Otis Kirk  on Friday, Jul. 20, 2012 9:14 am  

Hunter Henry felt most at home with Arkansas during the recruitng process and made it official by announcing his choice Thursday. (Photo by Trent Ogle)

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“He was pretty jacked,” Hunter said. “He was pretty happy. He was real happy to know I'm about to follow in his footsteps and continue the Henry legacy at Arkansas. He was really excited about it, and we're really looking forward to it.”

As a junior, Henry caught 64 passes for 1,091 yards and 16 touchdowns. He caught at least three passes in each game last season and in the state championship game he grabbed six passes for 114 yards and two touchdowns. With the decision on where he's going to school out of the way, Henry admitted he feels a lot of weight lifted.

“I kind of made my decision about a week and half ago,” Henry said. “This is definitely a big relief. I feel like people don't realize how stressful it is. I've been calling all these coaches and talking to all these people, it can be stressful at times, but it's been a great process.”

Arkansas now has 10 commitments including four of the five prospects they've offered in the state. North Little Rock running back Altee Tenpenny has committed to Alabama, but will attend Arkansas' Prospect Camp this weekend and is still being recruited by the Razorbacks.

But the Razorbacks got commitments from three others in the state's top five: the Fayetteville trio of quarterback Austin Allen, linebacker Brooks Ellis and safety Alex Brignoni.




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