Count Pulaski Academy tight end and Arkansas pledge Hunter Henry among those happy with Bret Bielema's choice of an offensive coordinator.
That's because Henry (6-6, 240) got a chance to go over philosophy with new Razorback OC Jim Chaney during an official visit to Tennessee.
"My dad and I got a chance to sit down and talk to him for about two or three hours and he seemed like a great guy," noted Henry after taking in the Bruins' 71-63 win over Shiloh Christian Saturday in the Arkansas Hoops Challenge. "He is a really good coach and it was awesome visiting with him because he is such a good coach. It really is a good hire."
Henry caught 107 passes for 1,449 yards and 15 touchdowns this past season and committed to Arkansas back in July. But he's since taken an official visit to Alabama.
He remains committed to the Razorbacks, but is just assessing the situations at both schools as new head coach Bret Bielema continues to round out his staff.
The fact that Bielema has had his last five tight ends play in the NFL is a definite factor in Arkansas' favor.
"It's definitely a big thing because it is a goal of mine to play in the NFL," Henry said. "I know it is going to take a lot of hard work and I am going to take it one step at time. He (Bielema) stresses it a lot."
Henry is not playing basketball this season so his next order of business will be playing in the Under Amour All-Star game Jan. 4th in Orlando.
"I am leaving Sunday, December 30th and coming back on January 5th with the game on the fourth," Henry said. "I am just ready to get down there and compete against the best."
Henry Fond of Hire
Dawg Post Top Stories
No. 17 DE Malik Herring Names Top FiveMalik Herring is Scout's No. 17 DE in the country and he has named his top five schools...
Scout FootballMonday at 2:54 PM
No. 18 S Xavier McKinney Breaks his SilenceSince decommitting from Alabama on July 14, Xavier McKinney has kept to himself. The No. 18 safety in the country opens up about his decision, talks about what is next and more…
Scout FootballFriday at 3:58 PM
2018 DE Brenton Cox is Quietly Blowing UpBrenton Cox has quietly emerged as one of the top juniors in the state of Georgia and he has added some big offers this summer...
Scout FootballThursday at 7:43 AM
Who's Next for Georgia on the OL?ELLENWOOD, Ga. — Who's next? Who will fill that fifth chair? Georgia wants to add one more offensive lineman to its 2017 class and Bulldog commit Justin Shaffer talks that...
Scout FootballThursday at 4:49 AM