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Western Albemarle QB finds home

After spending a good portion of the
New Year traveling up
and down the east coast when not in school, Western Albemarle's
style="">Kent Henry has made his decision to
attend Franklin and Marshall to further his education and continue to
pursue
his love of the gridiron.

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hspace="5" vspace="5">The Class of 2014 prospect most
recently visited the
Division III School located in Lancaster, Pennsylvania as part of a
five day road
trip that sent Henry to four different universities for visits.
style=""> While there were several
different factors
that played into the Warrior standout's decision to choose Franklin and
Marshall,
there was one that was different from the other visits he had taken.

"From the time I got there I loved
it," Henry said. "It
just felt like home. All
of the coaches are awesome and they
seemed like my kind of people. I
have
family nearby and they offered what I wanted in academics and
athletics."

Henry called himself a Pennsylvania
boy and the fact that he
has family located around the state along with an uncle that lives in
Lancaster
seemed to present a bit of a homecoming for the high school senior.

One other interesting tidbit to go
along with Henry's
commitment is that he will become the third generation of his family to
play
college football in the Centennial Conference.
His grandfather played for Juniata College and his father
was a player
at Susquehanna University. The
proximity
to family along with the athletic and educational possibilities that
were
presented rounded out Henry's call.

Henry exceled as a dual threat
quarterback for Western
Albemarle during his high school career that topped the 10,000 yard
plateau while
accounting for 131 touchdowns and will get an opportunity to play at
the signal
caller position for the Diplomats.

"They run a spread/zone read system
on offense which is what
I have been running at Western so I will get a chance to stay in my
position
and continue to do some of the things I have been doing," Henry said.
style=""> "Obviously there are no
guarantees but the
coach told me that they had a senior quarterback graduate so if I can
come in
and learn the offense, I will have shot to play as a freshman."

Educationally, Henry plans to pursue
his interest in
geoscience and noted that Franklin and Marshall is proclaimed to be one
of the
top 20 schools in the nation in geoscience as it relates to the oil
field.

By coming to a decision, Henry says
that completing his
quest to find a college that offers everything he wants in terms of
location,
athletics, and academics is a big relief.

"This is definitely a big weight off
of my shoulders and I
can finally tell people where I am going instead of where I'm looking,"
Henry
added.

style="">Robert Edmonds
joined the
Virginia Preps staff midway through 2013.
He covered the Piedmont area for the site during the 2013
football
campaign and provides insight on player profiles and recruiting news
for
players from around the state.
He has
been contributing sports coverage in the newspaper industry since 2006
and also
currently does correspondence work with The
Daily Progress and The
News-Virginian. Follow
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