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Kobe Head is one of the many athletes around Henry County that haven’t committed yet. But the question of why is answered.

McDONOUGH — It’s always a journey for athletes to reach that next level in their sport careers but there is a lot to the journey that is often overlooked.

Whether they’ve committed and then decommitted, or they’re actively trying to weigh out some options for their collegiate path and life beyond sports, there is always something athletes think about.

Catching up with those uncommitted seniors as time runs low for them in school leads us to wonder, why aren’t they off the market yet. In Heads’ case, he’s just trying to find the right school for himself between UAPB, Mississippi Valley State, Alcorn State, University of Maryland-Eastern Shore, Alabama A&M and even Alabama State.

“I have the offers,” Head said confidently. “But the right fit and environment is what is holding me back from committing. But it’s coming soon.”

Although he committed last year, this is a penultimate season for he and many others in other sports no less to show a college they can bring value to the team. But what about the things that would push a player to the next level and be that top talent? Head says he has the drive and dedication to make it there.

“My work ethic and grades are set,” Head assured. “But me going harder in the weight room and getting in shape is what’s going to separate me from others going on to the next level.”

It probably doesn’t help that baseball is sometimes overlooked in the recruiting paths. However, the Community Christian School product isn’t letting off the gas as he’s working to make a name for himself.

“Yes, the sport itself gets overlooked,” Head said. “So they miss out on certain athletes, like myself. But I’m trying to make a name for myself and I can slowly start to see my name getting out there for Henry County baseball players and this year is going to be big for me.”

A decision such as this requires a lot of time. And when it comes to this, Head hasn’t rushed his decision and he tells people why there is no need to rush.

“Honestly, in this type of decision you don’t want to make a quick answer or rush it because this is four years of your life you’re thinking about,” Head said. “It’s going to take some time. And in these type of decisions you have to kind of follow your heart and do what’s best for you. At the end of the day it’s not just about baseball, it’s about my education and life after baseball.”

Sports Editor

Graduated from South Carolina State University in 2015. Been with the Henry Herald and Clayton News in two capacities as a sports journalist and interim sports editor.

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