'It doesn't mean a decision's been made'

Richard Hendrix won't commit himself – not just to a school, but also to an announcement date.

The 6-8, 245-pound Athens High (Ala.) senior power forward, who will choose between Alabama and North Carolina, said that he's still uncertain when he'll make his decision.

However, it does appear Hendrix and his coach/father, Venard, will make the announcement at a news conference.

"Everything's still the same as far as making the decision," Hendrix said. "We're going to take care of it the right way and let everyone know when we will have a press conference."

"We want to handle it in the most professional way we can," he added.

The elder Hendrix hinted that a decision could be made on Tuesday, but the Athens High star said it isn't necessarily the case.

"I'm not sure when it'll happen," he said. "I haven't set an exact day yet."

Even though the announcement is looming on the horizon, Hendrix denied that he's already reached a decision.

"It doesn't mean a decision has been made," Hendrix said. "It means a decision will be made by the time there's a press conference."

In other words, Hendrix, who has a 3.6 GPA, isn't going to spill his choice. Period. Despite all the questions from classmates and those from Athens, Hendrix takes it all in stride.

"I don't really feel a huge burden on me," he added. "The recruiting process can be stressful, but I don't think that making this decision will lift the weight of the world off of me or anything like that."

"I don't get sick of it," Hendrix said of getting the question of where he's headed. "As long as you come up with an answer without really telling them anything."

Hendrix has found a way to perfect that so far, but he'll finally have to say something soon.


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