Derrick Henry ready to decide while others mull decisions
In this week's edition of the Recruiting Roundup, analyst Mike Farrell explores the imminent decision of Derrick Henry, the strategy of Urban Meyer, and the increasingly entertaining recruitment of Laquon Treadwell.
There are some concerns about his ability at the next level as a tailback because of his 6-foot-3, 243-pound frame and upright style. However, there is clearly talent there and the clearest path to being a feature back is in Knoxville with T.J. Yeldon and Dee Hart already in Tuscaloosa and
It seems clear to most that Henry is leaning toward Alabama and, while he has a much better chance to make an impact with the Vols, it's hard to blame him based on the current coaching situation.
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• A little advice to recruits - always check with the school you're committing to before calling a press conference and inviting the media to watch you pick a hat. Hoschton (Ga.) Mill Creek defensive tackle
• The Big Ten is simply awful, sorry fans. I know I said this couple of weeks ago, but it hasn't gotten any better. How they have three teams ranked in the Top 25 is beyond me and this is turning out to be a nightmare year that could affect recruiting moving forward. Michigan and Ohio State have top 10 classes right now, but the next Big Ten program nationally is Illinois at No. 25. The league could end up with only two teams in the national top 25 by the end of the year, which is Big East recruiting territory.
• After watching Oregon play again on offense in a 49-0 destruction of a pretty good Arizona team, it puzzles me that more four- and five-star offensive prospects don't flock to Eugene. I can't remember a team in recent memory that is more fun to watch offensively and the Ducks get everyone involved. They are currently behind USC, Washington, Arizona and UCLA and right now it's doubtful any of those teams can hold Oregon to less than 40 points.
• Last week I talked about the Miami-area quarterbacks that got away from the 'Canes as part of the problem this season, but Stephen Morris might have salvaged the season for Miami and really pushed recruiting forward. The heart that Miami showed in coming back from a 36-19 deficit to pull out a 42-36 overtime win over a Georgia Tech team that just slammed Virginia the week before was impressive. Some local recruits, including