Despite Verbal, 5-Star Georgia RB Visits Alabama
Running back Derrick Henry gave his verbal commitment to UGA coach Mark Richt last summer, but is still seemingly exploring his options. The 5-star player took visits to Florida, Tennessee, and most recently, Alabama.
However, his trip to Tuscaloosa last weekend has Bulldog fans going nuts more than the rest. This is likely due to the presence of Nick Saban—arguably the best coach of today's time—and his unprecedented ability to recruit and send his players to the NFL.
And if that wasn't enough already, Henry told Scout.com's Andrew Bone that he and his high school coach "really feel like Alabama is the place to go" and his commitment to Georgia "[is] not as solid as it was."
Unfortunately for Dawg Nation, Henry hasn't released any statements since the visit that would show signs of countermand from his earlier comments.
Although it would be a huge loss for Richt if Henry decide to flip, the rumor is that another top running back will almost immediately take his spot. Like we see with quarterbacks often, this could potentially have a domino effect.
For example, because Henry leaves UGA for Bama, LSU's (hypothetically) top tailback prospect will decommit and give his verbal to Georgia. And then somebody else will leave their commitment for LSU, etc.
This is all of course in good speculation, but the end result in Henry's decision could leave the Bulldogs without a top RB for the class of 2013. At least for now.
Scout.com has Henry rated as the No. 1 running back in the state of Georgia and No. 5 overall at his position. The Bulldogs, who currently have 20 pledges, are ranked No. 2 in Rivals' Team Recruiting Rankings.