Derrick Henry: Highlights, Scouting Report for 5-Star Recruit

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Derrick Henry, the Yulee High (Fla.) running back, is easily one of most anticipated players in the nation to hit the collegiate level. 

Not only is he ranked as the 26nd best prospect and second-best athlete in the nation, per 247 Sports Composite, but Henry is also the most productive high-school running back ever. 

And that's not just hyperbole. 

In a game in which he carried the ball 58 times for 482 yards and six touchdowns (seriously) en route to a 47-7 Class 4A FHSAA playoff win, Henry passed Ken Hall as the nation's all-time leading rusher with 11,610 yards. 

But Henry isn't just about the numbers. 

At 6'3", 240 pounds, the U.S. Army All-American is a true specimen to behold, especially at the prep level. He can absolutely bull over defenders, but he's also fast and athletic, and as a result, can run away from them if necessary. 

While he certainly has exciting agility and constantly shows the ability to get outside the tackles, the big running back projects more as a player who will simply need to find the hole and move north. He's someone who would be well-served to utilize his size and pound in between the tackles.

With his unique combination of size and athletic ability, Henry could easily play any number of other positions, including anywhere on the defensive edge somewhere as part of the front seven. 

No matter where he ends up at the next level, however, it's safe to say that Derrick Henry is a truly elite prospect that will shine bright on the big stage. 

 

Full Ride is Bleacher Report's weekly college football recruiting show that pulls back the curtain to give you the hottest news, analysis, interviews and highlights.  Follow Full Ride on Twitter.

Unless otherwise noted, all recruiting star ratings are courtesy of 247Sports' composite system. 

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