Hendrix: Sweep me off my feet

Richard Hendrix is a top 10 caliber prospect from Athens, Alabama who plays inside. The 6'8" 250 pounder is being recruited by all kinds of programs. When asked who was pursuing him, Hendrix listed off Alabama, North Carolina, and Tennessee as major players.

However, the high school junior is nowhere close to making a concrete decision. Hendrix summed up his current state of mind pertaining to where he'll play college ball with four simple words.

"I'm still wide open."

Hendrix expressed somewhat of an interest in beginning to set up official visits.

"Yeah, I'm starting to think about that now. I plan on taking it easy, setting up a couple of visits and going from there."

The 6'8" Hendrix is considering a number of different aspects in regards to where he wants to go to school. However, proximity to his hometown of Athens is not a major factor for the prep star.

"Staying close to home isn't going to attract me," said Hendrix.

When asked specifically about Alabama, Hendrix responded.

"It's a possibility, but right now going anywhere is a possibility."

How about the Tar Heels?

"It's a good school and a good coach. They have an outstanding program, I like them a lot."

The Athens High School Golden Eagles captured second place in this year's Alabama state tournament. Athens opened some eyes with an overall record of 33-3, and Hendrix turned plenty of heads with his nightly numbers. The junior post player averaged 23 points along with 14 rebounds and 6 blocks per game. Hendrix explains what he does best on the floor.

"The strongest part of my game is probably rebounding, every game I work hard and go after every ball on the court."

Hendrix mentioned that the Kansas coaching staff had talked with him in the past.

"They came to a couple of games this season, and in the Fall they watched me work out." Nobody from KU has contacted Hendrix recently.

"It's been a while since we talked. They have they're season going on, and I had mine."

Time will tell which direction Hendrix will go, but as for now things are definitely up in the air.

"You never know, someone may come in and sweep me off my feet."


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