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Recruiting on the South Plains | CB Aneas Henricks

Position: CB
Ht: 6'0" | Wt: 170 lbs | Forty: 4.3
High School: Bastrop (Bastrop, TX)
DTN Profile
Video: Clip 1
Rivals 5.5 | Scout N/R
ESPN N/R | 24/7 Sports N/R
Cumulative Ranking: INC

Rice, Texas St., Wake Forest, Texas Tech

Well, this is fantastic and is just enough to keep me way too busy right in the middle of football season. Welcome to Aneas Henricks. Someone should tell Scout that they have apparently misspelled his name.

Henricks' commitment is following suit in that he he not being heavily recruited, much like Caleb Woodward and Justis Nelson, but I'm guessing that the staff sees something in Henricks from a project standpoint. This is becoming somewhat of a theme in that they are all about the same height and weight and can play the game. This is not a coincidence.

Henricks' weight at 170 may be a little heavy as he looks skinny, but I'd guess the 6'0" is pretty accurate. Tall corners with Henricks speed are hard to come by. Henricks also said that he ran a 4.3 in the 40-yard dash and that is a rare athlete and I don't think that's true, but Henricks does have quickness and he does have speed.

Henricks, I think, played at Del Valle last year and moved to Bastrop this year, so he's somewhat new to Bastrop this year.


Nothing I could find, although he does play cornerback and receiver, but I think he's just playing cornerback this year and has 13 tackles and an 80 yard punt return for a touchdown.

More after the jump.

The Player Speaks

LAJ's Nick Kosmider has quite a bit from Henricks and tells his recruiting journey. Here is Kosmider on Henricks and Henricks' coach on his play:

Perry has been impressed with the way Henricks — who he said has been clocked at 4.38 in the 40-yard dash — has performed in his first few games with the Bears. He had an 80-yard punt return last week and has 13 tackles through two games, as well as a fumble recovery.

Henricks, who plays in the same defensive backfield as Texas commit Antwuan Davis, said he has enjoyed the transition to the defensive side of the ball.

“You get to be physical at the line,” Henricks said of playing cornerback, “keep someone there and dominate them. You get to show your athleticism there.”

Henricks has also appreciated being healthy after being bothered by ankle problems during much of his junior season. And with a college decision out of the way, Perry is looking forward to seeing how much the senior can improve as the season goes on.

“He’s a great kid,” Perry said, “with a lot of potential and lot of upside. Texas Tech got a good one.”

Also, 24/7 Sports Brian Perroni talked with Henricks and it does not surprise me to see Tommy Mainord in the mix:

“I thought it over this morning,” he said. “I talked to my parents and prayed on it and I came to a decision that I was going to go to Texas Tech. I talked to my coach, coach (Gerald) Perry, and we called coach (Tommy) Mainord, my recruiter at Tech. We talked about it and I told him I was going to commit and he was happy. We tried to call coach Tuberville but he was in a meeting at the time so I talked to him later.”

I also understand that Texas Tech went to see Henricks on Friday night before the Texas St. game.

Scouting Report

Henricks is really raw, but he really does have some speed. Make sure and check out his Hudl video. I don't know if he is a 4.3 guy, but he's pretty darned fast and he has a long stride to go with that. As a sophomore, he was clocked at a 4.4 at the National Underclassman Combine in Austin and they awarded him as the Fastest Man and Combine MVP that ran great routes and was very explosive. Also note that he's listed as a quarterback and cornerback. That's a combination. I agree with those adjectives.

Aneas, welcome to Texas Tech and Git Your Guns Up!

The 2013 Class

I've got another committ in here as well, Javess Blue. Things are starting to fill up.

Position Commitment Ht/Wt School/State Cumulative Ranking
QB Davis Webb 6-4/195 Prosper (Prosper, TX) 70.81
RB Jalen Rhodes 5-9/175 Rowlett (Rowlett, TX) INC
WR Devin Lauderdale 5-11/170 Bellaire (Houston, TX) 84.10
WR Dylan Cantrell 6-3/202 Whitehouse (Whitehouse, TX) 73.90
WR Javess Blue 6-1/195 Butler County, C.C. (El Dorado, KS) INC
TE - - - -
OG Baylen Brown 6-4/295 O'Connor (Helotes, TX) 71.14
OL Maurice Porter 6-5/290 Fort Bend Marshall (Missouri City, TX) 74.86
DE Terrell Hartsfield 6-3/245 Copiah-Lincoln C.C. (Wesson, MS) INC
DE Jerrell Jordan 6-3/225 Copiah-Lincoln C.C. (Wesson, MS) INC
LB Dakorey Johnson 6-3/200 Trinity Valley C.C. (Athens, TX) INC
CB Will Barrow 5-10/160 Skyline (Dallas, TX) 70.62
DB Stormy Butler 6-1/195 College of Sequoias (Visalia, CA) 67.42
DB Darren Dotson 6-1/195 College of Sequoias (Visalia, CA) 73.83
DB Maurice Chandler 6-0/180 Lawton (Lawton, OK) INC
DB Aneas Henricks 6-0/170 Bastrop (Bastrop, TX) INC
ATH Justis Nelson 6-2/180 Dallas Christian (Mesquite ,TX) INC
ATH Caleb Woodward 6-1/190 Leander (Leander ,TX) INC