More trips coming up for Henry

Westlake (Calif.) 2016 quarterback Malik Henry had a solid showing at the recent Edison 'Battle of the Beach' tournament.

Malik Henry has had a nice spring/summer and made a big jump physically as a quarterback. He has grown to almost 6-3 and is probably about 175 pounds. His arm is strong and he can throw with touch, zip and is accurate on his short, intermediate and deep balls.

He led Westlake to the quarterfinals of the Edison tournament and has a very big upside to him. The next big jump Henry needs to make is as a leader. He's young and showed some signs of frustration at different times in the tournament. It's always tough for a lot of young quarterbacks to learn how to turn the page after a play and encourage a teammate but it's essential to being a leader at the next level.

On the recruiting front, Henry visited Michigan, Michigan State, Notre Dame and Ohio State a month ago and will head South and the Southwest to visit three more schools.

"I liked all the MW schools, I can't say I liked one over the other because I don't want it to look like I have a leader or anything," Henry said over the weekend. "I probably spent the most time at Notre Dame, meeting some of the players on the team and a few committed recruit too so that was great but all the visits were a lot of fun.

"We have a two week dead period coming up so I'm going to visit Texas A&M, Florida State and Tennessee. Those will be camps and visits so I'm looking forward to it. I'll also visit UCLA and USC unofficially and will attend some fall practices for sure. They're both recruiting me hard right now and I like both schools a lot."

As for any timelines for cutting his list, Henry said he's in no hurry.

"I don't have any leaders or even a top five or seven right now," Henry said. "It's early for me, I just want to go through the process and take things slow. I'm going to play out my junior season and then after we're done, I'll focus on recruiting and get my list together."

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