Florida State commit Malik Henry, taking part Tuesday in Nike’s The Opening Elite 11 Quarterback camp, said he plans to stay close to home in Westlake Village, Calif., to attend high school this fall, though he wasn’t ready to announce which high school.
“My plan is to go to Florida State and prepare for that starting job,” Henry said. “I think I’ll go to (college) early, but I’m not sure yet. I have a lot of things to figure out first.”
What Henry wouldn’t talk about is the circumstances regarding his departure from IMG Academy (Bradenton, Fla.) after going through spring drills with the Ascenders.
Whatever high school Henry attends this fall will be his fourth in four years. He attended Oaks Christian (Westlake Village, Calif.) as a freshman, then Westlake High his sophomore and junior years, before transferring to IMG last winter.
“I can’t speak about IMG,” Henry said. “I have no comment on IMG.”
IMG announced last month that Henry was not returning.
“We decided he wasn’t coming back to IMG,” IMG Coach Kevin Wright texted last month to USA TODAY High School Sports. “I really don’t have much to add at this point other than he is a tremendous athlete and we all hope things work out for him.”