Henry Could Be Close

OCT. 9 -- The Westlake (Calif.) 2016 five-star quarterback, Malik Henry, could be close to making his commitment...

Westlake (Calif.) 2016 quarterback Malik Henry (6-3, 185), could be getting closer to making his decision, a good 16 months before Signing Day for his class.

“It may be in the next month, it may be in the next couple of weeks,” said Henry. “I’m not sure exactly when, but it’s whenever I’m comfortable.”

Henry named a top four before the season, and said that those are still the same schools in contention.

“It’s the same four its been, Notre Dame, Florida State, Ohio State and UCLA,” said Henry. “It will be one of those.”

Notre Dame had Henry in for a visit last month when the Irish hosted Michigan and he’s still planning to visit UCLA and Florida State this fall before he makes a decision, with plans to be at the UCLA-Oregon game on Saturday.

“The recruiting process is getting to be much so I’m ready to focus on Westlake and that’s really important to me.”

Henry said once he commits, it will allow him to play baseball in the spring, without having to take unofficial visits or go to camps.

“I’m going to work out my schedule and be able to play some travel ball and take whatever baseball I can get,” said Henry.

Henry doesn’t want to put the glove away when he gets to college.

“A lot depends on my draft stock, but I do want to go to college and play football and all of my top schools are going to give me a chance to play baseball,” said Henry.

The Warriors have played a tough schedule so far in 2014, with both of their losses coming after having second half leads against Long Beach Poly and Mater Dei.

“I definitely think we can play with any team as long as we put our mind to it and execute the offense and defense,” said Henry. “It all starts in practice. We weren’t as focused (Mater Dei) week and we need to be and that’s on me so next week, we’ll get after it.”

This week, Westlake will take on Lancaster (Calif.) Paraclete.

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