2007 Intro: Tommy Henry

Since emerging as the starting tailback for Maiden (N.C.) High School during his freshmen season, Tommy Henry has been one of the most dominating running backs in the state's 2-A class.

Last season, Henry ripped off 1,956 yards and 30 touchdowns on 329 rushes, as he carried the Maiden offense on his shoulders. He also started at outside linebacker.

"It went good, but I really wanted to come out with a ring," said Henry. "I'm just looking forward to this season."

During his senior year, Henry will continue to be the focal point of the Maiden offense, but on defense he will move from outside to middle linebacker to fill needs.

A powerful tailback, Henry's size (5-foot-10 and 190 pounds) matched with his speed (4.60-second 40-yard dash time) has gotten the attention of regional college coaching staffs.

"[Recruiting] is going pretty good," said Henry. "I don't really have any offers, yet. This summer I'm going to go to a lot of camps."

Henry plans to attend "a whole bunch" of camps this summer, but revealed that North Carolina, East Carolina, and N.C. State are definite stops.

Although he is looking to stay in-state, Henry just wants the best fit.

"[I like] N.C. State, North Carolina – really whoever gives me that full scholarship and the best situation, I'm going to take it," said Henry.

Henry isn't sure when he will decide, but figures it will be after his senior football season.

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