Lakia Henry analysis: 'Defenses are about team speed and that is what Lakia does well'

Lakia Henry analysis: 'Defenses are about team speed and that is what Lakia does well'

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Lakia Henry analysis: 'Defenses are about team speed and that is what Lakia does well'

Lakia Henry committed to Tennessee May 20.

The 6-foot-1, 227-pound linebacker enters his second season at Dodge City C.C. before he makes his way to UT.

Dodge City C.C. head coach Gary Thomas told Vols Wire that Henry “is talented.”

“He had an up and down freshman year,” Thomas said. “We started nine freshmen on defense last year, so we had some struggles. He (Henry) made some big strides in spring ball to kind of become the player that everybody projects him to be.”

Originally from Vidalia, Ga., Henry holds SEC offers from Alabama, Auburn, Kentucky, Missouri, Ole Miss, South Carolina and Texas A&M.

“Being athletic is what people are attracted to because he can run,” Thomas said. “He can go sideline to sideline and can get up and go. The biggest thing is that he can run and can turn his feet over pretty good. He does a good job of coiling and striking when he gets the opportunity to do so.”

Dodge City C.C. runs a 4-3 defensive scheme, but Thomas says Henry can play in any scheme.

“With Lakia’s tools, there is probably not a defense he cannot play in because he runs so well,” he said. “If you want to be a 30 stack team or a 4-2-5 he would adapt to any of those things because ultimately it doesn’t matter what defense you want to play — you better have some guys that can run, defenses are about team speed and that is what Lakia does well.”

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