Top QB Looking Forward to Michigan Visit

Westlake (Calif.) High 2016 five-star QB Malik Henry breaks down his Sound Mind, Sound Body football camp performance, his talks with Michigan, his upcoming trip to Ann Arbor and more.

HARPER WOODS, Mich. -- Rated the No. 1 quarterback in the 2016 rankings, Malik Henry came all the way from California to the Sound Mind, Sound Body football camp on Thursday to justify his lofty ranking.

And after strong performance in the quarterback drills showcasing his arm strength, quick feet in the pocket and pin-point accuracy in the one-on-ones -- Henry says he left the day 1 of the camp with a positive self review.

"I think I competed well," said Henry, who made the trip all the way from Westlake Village, Calif. "I made some friends with some of the top guys out here. I just had fun. I tried to take away some of things the coaches taught me. And I am going to try to input that in my game."

Bedsides attending the camp, Henry also made the trip to checkout top programs in the area who have offered him. One of those programs is Michigan, who also had multiple coaches in attendance talking with the Golden State star.

"They just said they can't wait until they see me again," Henry said on his conversation with the Michigan coaches in attendance. "I go down there on [July] 16th. … I'm just going to go hangout with the coaches. They just said they can't wait to get me down there. They had nothing but good things to say." With his visit to Ann Arbor on the horizon, Henry says he just wants an opportunity to sit down with the coaches and also wants a chance to see Michigan's most famous landmark in town.

"Just the interest level they have in me," Henry said. "How interested they are in me. How serious they are about this. I want to see the Big House, you know? I've heard great things about it."

Ohio State's coaching staff was also in attendance. The Buckeyes have offered Henry as well, and were putting on a strong recruiting pitch in camp, says Henry.

"Coach [Urban] Meyer pulled me aside during the one-on-ones and talked to me," Henry said. "He said the same thing, ‘I saw great things out here, and I can't wait to get you down [to OSU].' I'm going to visit them sometime next week also."

Henry's upcoming visit schedule in order is Ohio State, Michigan, Michigan State and Notre Dame [on June 20th]. He also said he is planning a southern trip later this summer to Tennessee, Florida State, Texas A&M and Texas.

And with all these visits coming up, Henry says he will be looking for certain characteristics in each program during his visits.

"I'm just looking for a good business program, nice facilities and a good coaching staff," Henry said. "I want to go to a school that is really interested in me, they are not just telling me what I want to hear. Just somewhere that I can adopt to the environment and everything."

Henry did admit some schools that are sticking out more than some at the moment, but acknowledged he won't be announcing who is favorites for the time being.

"I have some favorites in my head, but I don't want to let that list go right now," Henry admitted. "But I do have a top."

In the meantime, Henry says he will be working on his game so he can have big season for Westlake (Calif.) High this year.

"I need to improve in some areas in my footwork," Henry said. "But I just plan to get in the film room and go over some coverage's, so when the season comes I can really pick apart the defense."

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