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Summer off nike outlet to a busy start for West Forsyth's KJ Henry Henry is admittedly not like most his age. Ranked as the nation's sixth best recruit in the class of 2018 by ESPN, Henry a 6 foot 5, 234 pound defensive end from West Forsyth has spent the past week traveling the southeast with stops at the University of Alabama and the University of Georgia for recent football camps. Next on the itinerary is Indianapolis, where Henry will compete at the sixth annual Rivals100 Five Star Challenge presented by Adidas this Friday and Saturday. Later in the summer, Henry will travel to Oregon for Nike's The Opening camp, featuring 166 of the top 2018 recruits, from June 28 to July 3. Although Henry isn't feeling rushed, his time as a high school student athlete is quickly fading. The five star recruit hopes to officially decide on a school sometime in the next six months, with the potential of stepping on a college campus as an early enrollee in early January 2017. In April, Henry, considered the best recruit in North Carolina, according to ESPN, released a list of 10 finalists. The list featured the aforementioned Alabama and Georgia, as well as Clemson, Ohio State, Virginia Tech, South Carolina, Penn State, Pittsburgh, Louisville and Charlotte. While admittedly more focused on the upcoming Adidas and Nike summer camps, Henry said he and his parents have at least mapped out a rough sketch of what the next six months could look like for him, recruiting wise, with a hopeful end date already theorized. Due to a new NCAA rule implemented earlier this spring, high school football recruits are now able to officially sign with Division I schools during an early, 72 hour signing period from Dec. 20 22. In the nike vapormax mens past, D I college football recruits had just one signing period, usually in mid February. "I haven't put a date on anything, but I'll talk with my parents and come out with a top five later this summer," Henry said. "And then those top five schools will be the ones where I'll take my official visits this fall and then they'll be on the table when I decide at West Forsyth on, hopefully, December 20th." For now, nike 20 off Henry said his main goal is to continue to add strength to his 6 foot 5 frame, in hopes that he will become a better all around player and more prepared for a grueling next six months that hopefully includes a long run through the NCHSAA state playoffs this December. Henry and his West Forsyth teammates will begin their 2017 season Aug. 18 at Lake Norman in Mooresville before returning to Clemmons for their home opener a week later against Carver. The Titans' 2016 season ended in the third round of the Class 4 AA playoffs a year ago with a 49 14 loss to Greensboro Page, which came just a week after West Forsyth went to Lake Norman and defeated the top seeded Wildcats 35 17 on the road. "The only thing I'm focusing on right now is becoming as good as I can possibly be for my team," Henry said. "I'm seen as an elite pass rusher, but I have to become better in the run game if we want to have a big year. I'm working on building my body up right now and just excited to finally get the season going." Despite the much appreciated attention on his recent trip to the college camps, Henry's recent travel schedule hasn't been entirely self serving. Although both Alabama and Georgia are on Henry's list of 10 finalists, his main motivation in taking the extended trip down south was to help a pair of younger high school teammates. Rising junior cornerback JaQuan McMillian and upcoming sophomore defensive tackle Patrick Smith Jr. accompanied Henry on the visits to Tuscaloosa, Ala., and Athens, Ga., in an effort for Henry to give the younger duo a look into the life as a major Division I college football prospect. "I know how stressful this process can be, so I really just wanted to help those two guys out as much as I could and make sure they don't have to go through this alone," Henry said. "It really wasn't about me sitting down and talking with coaches or anything like that because I'll have plenty of time for that."