Will Henry signs with West Point to turn dream into reality

Published 9:22 pm Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Senior quarterback Will Henry signed to continue his education and football career at the United States Military Academy West Point Wednesday.

Henry plans to study and major in mechanical engineering.

Henry said he knew he wanted to attend West Point long before he knew it would become a reality.

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“I’ve wanted to go there since fourth grade,” he said. “Ive always wanted to serve in the Army and this is the best road to see success for me.”

Henry wants to take it one step at a time when he arrives.

“I’ve got to take it one step at a time,” he said. “I am going to take in all the good and bad moments that happen and I will continue to rely on God.”

Henry said taking care of business in the classroom will be his first priority.

“I don’t want to fall behind,” he said. “I’ve always been motivated to take care of my classwork and that’s exactly what I will keep doing.”

Henry said he is going to bring his leadership qualities with him when he starts a new life in New York.

“I would say I have a great work ethic,” he said. “I’m a selfless leader and I hope my teammates soak it in from me and I’m excited to learn new things from them as well.”

Henry said balancing school work and athletics has not always been the easiest task, but he has always been solid at planning ahead.

“Time management is important,” he said. “You’ve got to figure out a way to always stay on top of things. You only hurt yourself if you fall behind.”

Henry said his proudest moment has actually happened recently.

“To be honest, my proudest achievement is actually getting into West Point.”

One of the biggest lessons Henry said he has learned was from George Rogers Clark head coach Oliver Lucas.

“‘Know thyself’ is the biggest thing I’ve learned,” he said. “Ever since I heard that I have been taking it with me everywhere.”