Florida high school RB sets national high school rushing record. And yep, he's an Alabama commit. | Sharapova's Thigh

Derrick Henry of Yulee High School in Florida broke the national career-rushing record in Yulee's 41-26 playoff victory over Perry Taylor County High School on Friday night.

Henry rushed for 482 yards in the game, giving him 11,612 rushing yards in his career, to break the previous record of 11,232 yards held by Ken Hall. Hall set the record in 1950-1953 while playing at Texas' Sugar Land High School.

Here's more on Henry's record, via ESPN.Com:

Entering the night, Henry needed 102 rushing yards to pass Hall. In 11 games this year, Henry has not been held below 200 yards rushing. He has run for 3,752 yards and 50 touchdowns. 

Henry, No. 26 in the ESPN 150 and the No. 3 athlete in the country, has rushed for more than 100 yards in all 45 high school games in which he has played. He set Florida's single-game rushing record earlier this season with a 510-yard performance against Jacksonville Jackson.

As Al Bruce of Black Sports Online points out, "Since Henry is 6’3” and 240lbs, you can expect plenty of comparisons to ex-Tennessee Titan and Ohio State great Eddie George."

Oh, and guess what? Henry's going to play college football at Alabama. It's about time 'Bama got a talented running back, right? Mark Ingram, Trent Richardson, Eddie Lacy, T.J. Yeldon... bums.

Anyway, here's a video featuring an ESPN interview with Henry, and some highlights of his runs :


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