Despite waiting on several heralded to recruits to declare their college choices on national signing day, Alabama has already welcomed seven early enrollees—including 5-star standout running back Derrick Henry.
The nation’s all-time leading rusher in the prep ranks, Henry arrives in Tuscaloosa as the next in the line of freakish talents at the running back position.
Nick Saban and the Tide were able to lure Henry away from a previous commitment to Georgia, and like T.J. Yeldon a year ago, Henry has the chance to get a head start on his career by taking part in spring drills.
What can Tide fans expect to see when Henry takes the field this fall? What are his biggest strengths, and what makes him one of the cornerstones of the 2013 recruiting class?
Here are three things that make Henry a truly special talent.