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Wake Forest Football Recruiting: Cornerback Amari Henderson Commits to Wake Forest

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Grant Halverson

Wake Forest received its second verbal commitment in as many days when 3-star cornerback Amari Henderson committed to the Demon Deacons.  Amari chose Wake Forest over offers from Kansas State, Kentucky and Penn State. He was also recently receiving a lot of interest from Michigan.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Just got off the phone w/ Coach Jackson, Coach Elko &amp; Coach Clawson. IM OFFICIALLY COMMITTING TO THE UNIV. OF WAKE FOREST <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/theaWAKEning?src=hash">#theaWAKEning</a> </p>&mdash; Amari Henderson (@Hen_Island4) <a href="https://twitter.com/Hen_Island4/statuses/490501695240024067">July 19, 2014</a></blockquote>

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This commitment continued a theme for the 2015 recruiting class. The first is that #CarolinaBlack continues as Henderson is out of Mallard Creek High School in Charlotte, North Carolina. The second being that Henderson is a defensive back who stands at 6'1" 182 pounds. He runs a 4.46 second 40-yard dash and has good tackling and playmaking abilities. Coach Elko's defensive scheme is a 4-2-5, so defensive backs are always welcoming. Given the offer sheet, this is clearly a big pickup for the Deacs. Wake Forest currently has the 37th best recruiting class in the country according to 247.

Please join me in welcoming Amari to Wake Forest! You can follow him on Twitter @Hen_Island4.

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