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Topic: Can anyone beat Clemson for five-star K.J. Henry? (RIVALS)
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Can anyone beat Clemson for five-star K.J. Henry? (RIVALS)

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Posted: Nov 21, 2017 10:36 AM
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Can anyone beat Clemson for five-star K.J. Henry?

THE STORYLINE

In late July, five-star defensive end K.J. Henry released a top five of Georgia, Alabama, South Carolina, Clemson and Virginia Tech.

Since that time, the Clemmons (N.C.) West Forsyth standout has been busy taking visits, checking out his top schools and working toward a decision, which is planned for Dec. 20, the first day of the early signing period.

And after all the visits and all the discussions with coaches, one thing seems to be clear when it comes to Henry’s recruitment: It still looks like it will be tough to beat Clemson.

That certainly makes sense. Dabo Swinney and his staff have done a phenomenal job recruiting especially along the defensive line and continue to have loads of talent at both defensive end and defensive tackle.

The thought of Henry playing on one side of Clemson’s defensive line and fellow five-star Xavier Thomas on the other side must make Tiger fans thrilled - and excited for the future.

Can Alabama sweep in late and steal Henry, who has to be aware of Alabama’s phenomenal run of putting defensive stars in the NFL as well? Is there a surprise in store? Or will Clemson continue to load up in this class with Henry’s commitment next month?


FIRST TAKE: ADAM FRIEDMAN, RIVALS.COM

"Clemson has been the leader for Henry since Day 1 of his recruitment. He has family that went to Clemson and he is close with a number of current and future Tigers. The coaching staff has done a great job with Henry and his family always feels welcome there. The transition from Marion Hobby to Todd Bates as defensive line coach has been seamless and that was the best chance for another team to really grab momentum away from the Tigers. If Clemson is able to bring in Henry along with five-star Xavier Thomas, Dabo Swinney and his staff will continue to have what most consider is the most disruptive defensive line in college football." – Friedman

SECOND TAKE: MIKE FARRELL, RIVALS.COM

"Clemson has been his leader for a long time. He’s taken other visits, but that would be big. The Tigers have Clelin Ferrell and Austin Bryant now and they’ve had Shaq Lawson in the past. They're really producing some outstanding defensive ends. Getting Henry's commitment would really keep the momentum rolling.

"You put Henry and Xavier Thomas on the same team and you have two completely different guys. He is the weak-side guy with the length and Thomas is the strongside guy with the power. It would be a great combination."

https://n.rivals.com/news/take-two-can-anyone-beat-clemson-for-five-star-k-j-henry-


Re: Can anyone beat Clemson for five-star K.J. Henry? (RIVALS)

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Posted: Nov 21, 2017 11:10 AM
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Good article, thanks for sharing. keeping my fingers crossed, hope the gamecocks have not swayed him by offering his Dad a job.


Re: Can anyone beat Clemson for five-star K.J. Henry? (RIVALS)

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Posted: Nov 21, 2017 11:28 AM
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If he comes to Clemson, in three years his Dad will never have to work again for the rest of his life.


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Posted: Nov 21, 2017 12:27 PM
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Good article, thanks for posting.


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Posted: Nov 21, 2017 1:19 PM
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Would they form the highest ranked DE duo ever signed by a program in the same cycle?


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Posted: Nov 21, 2017 1:24 PM
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I'm sure it'd be close to the best ever.

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Posted: Nov 21, 2017 1:27 PM
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It's funny, when I see Henry at 6'6" I automatically consider him the strong-side guy but he's only about 240 lbs and Xavier is probably as explosive as a Vic Beasley but he's shorter, thicker, and very powerful like a Daquan Bowers or Shaq Lawson. They will be a very dynamic duo if they both end up here in Clemson together. But either way I'm excited for XT whether we get Henry or not.

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