WR/DB Has High Interest in UM

When Aaron Henry steps onto the field, he never wants to leave. That seemed to be the case for the Immokalee junior in 2005. He started at receiver, cornerback, and played on all the special teams units.

"I hate coming off," Henry said. "I'm just one of those guys who likes to play. I just like being out there and competing. Getting tired never bothers me."

Aaron Henry, 6-feet and 175 pounds, is coming off a solid junior season for the Indians. He finished third on the team with 227 yards and two touchdowns through the air. Defensively, he had 34 tackles and 4 picks and his special teams highlight came on an 84-yard kick return for a score.

"It was better than average I'd say," he said of his junior performance. "It could have been better and will be. We didn't throw a whole lot on offense, especially when Baby J was playing. We had some real good running backs. On defense, teams don't throw my way a whole lot. I'm gonna make a lot more plays as a senior."

Henry, who carries a 4.1 GPA in the classroom, believes he'll emerge as one of the top prospects in the entire state at his position -- which could be on either side of the ball in college.

"I just think I have a better football sense than most guys," he said. "Too many people think it's a physical game. Sure, some of it is but it's 90-percent mental and only 10-percent physical. A lot of guys have the physical ability but it's the mental part that separates them. I feel like I have a good understanding of the game and the ability to pick up on things quickly."

The talented junior, who also runs track for Immokalee, will be a major recruit this year. In fact, he has already gotten two written offers.

"Ole Miss and UNLV have offered," he said. "I am getting a lot of stuff from other schools but no one else has offered yet. My top five would probably be Florida State, Miami, Ohio State, Ole Miss, and Auburn. I'm open to anyone, though. UNLV is on my list because they offered."

Henry was asked for his thoughts on the Hurricanes.

"Man, the Canes are great," he said. "They recruit a lot of kids from down here and anyone going there has a chance to be big time. That's what you want. I have a lot of interest in Miami."

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