Episcopal stars react to Tech JR Day

Episcopal HS juniors Tylor Harris and Mike Henry trekked from Baton Rouge to Ruston yesterday for Louisiana Tech's Junior Day. What did the pair of Capitol City defenders have to say about the experience?

"I loved it," said Episcopal linebacker Mike Henry, when asked about the Louisiana Tech Junior Day. "It was way more than I expected. The coaches broke us down into positional segments, and I liked what the linebackers coach (Jeff Koonz) had to say.

"It felt like home at Tech. I really enjoyed the spring game, and the experience was a lot better than I expected."

What did the Tech staff say about a possible offer?

"Coach (Sonny) Dykes said many schools offer 180 kids for only 25 spots," recalled Henry. "He said Tech doesn't do that. They only offer around 25 scholarships for 25 spots. They want to take their time and analyze the prospects.

"They told our group of linebackers - there were five of us - that Tech is only going to take one or two linebackers, and that academics and intangibles will likely make the difference in determining who gets offered."

That should weigh heavily in favor of Henry, who is a star both on the field and in the classroom (at one of the most rigorous academic schools in the state, to boot).

Henry's teammate, defensive end, Tylor Harris, has received a Tech offer and Scout.com also spoke with him about the Junior Day.

"I liked it a lot," said Harris. "It was pretty cool. I was impressed by all the new renovations and surprised by what they have going on...

"The scrimmage was cool. I like the way they run their 4-3 defense. We run a 30 at Episcopal, but I'd like to switch to the 4-3. If I go to Tech, then I'll get to play in the 4-3 again."

Harris expects for his next offer to possibly come from Texas A&M. He's attending an upcoming Junior Day with the Aggies, in addition to LSU's spring game.

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