Linebacker Opts to Reopen Recruiting

Hog Recruiting
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By Otis Kirk

Dodge City (Kan.) Community College linebacker Lakia Henry has chosen to reopen his recruiting.

He tweeted about his Tennessee decommitment on Saturday.

Henry, 6-1, 225, committed to Tennessee on May 20. However, he continued to keep his options open including an official visit to Arkansas the Nov. 10 weekend. The Hogs have remained in the hunt for Henry who will sign in the late signing period beginning Feb. 6. 

Florida State offered Henry on Dec. 15 and the Seminoles have moved into possibly a very good position for the former Vidalia (Ga.) High School product. 

Henry visited Tennessee the Nov. 2 weekend. The decommitment isn’t a surprise, but Florida State is making a strong push for Henry. It has been speculated in recent weeks he would opt to switch to Arkansas. Arkansas linebacker De’Jon Harris apparently feels good about Henry coming to Arkansas.

That was a tweet that Harris had in response to Mike Woods and Zach Zimos trying to recruit Henry to Arkansas. 

As a sophomore, Henry had 77 tackles, including 50 unassisted, three tackles for loss and a fumble recovery. 

Arkansas signed one linebacker, Zimos, in the early signing period. The Seminoles signed three early. One, Bradenton (Fla.) IMG Academy outside linebacker Jaleel McRae will enroll early. The Seminoles also inked Savannah (Ga.) Island outside linebacker Kalen DeLoach and Hampton (Ga.) Dutchtown inside linebacker Kevon Coleman. 

Barring something else happening, it’s expected Henry will sign with the Hogs or Seminoles on Feb. 6. 

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