Ohio State soccer supplied 14-year-old broad receiver Chris Henry Jr. a scholarship after a dominant exercise throughout a Buckeyes camp this week.
And his identify may sound acquainted for good purpose.
Henry Jr. is the son of late West Virginia Mountaineers and Cincinnati Bengals broad receiver Chris Henry, who died after a tragic accident in 2009. In 5 seasons with the Bengals, Henry pulled in 119 receptions for 1,826 yards and 21 touchdowns.
Henry Jr., an incoming freshman at West Clermont Excessive Faculty in Batavia, Ohio, reportedly outplayed a number of older gamers in the course of the one-day camp.
Though he is but to even play a highschool snap, Henry Jr. is already one of the crucial extremely regarded prospects in his class, with provides from Akron, Marshall, Connecticut, South Florida, West Virginia, and now, Ohio State.
“I’m honored,” Henry stated. “It makes me need to work tougher. It’s a shock, however I believe I earned it as a result of I labored for it. It simply makes me need to get higher.”
This was Henry’s first time assembly OSU broad receivers coach Brian Hartline, however his efficiency swayed the Buckeyes coach, who is taken into account among the best coaches and recruiters in school soccer, to supply the ninth-grader, who has an abundance of potential.
“That’s the primary time I’ve ever supplied a 14-year-old,” Hartline stated.
“He’s an ideal coach,” added Henry. “He helped me all through the drills, and he helped me get higher right now. I believe he appreciated my skill to trace the ball down, my pace, and that I’m a really coachable participant.”
Henry Jr. additionally mentioned his father’s impression on him, regardless of his passing when Henry was solely two years previous.
“He impressed me as a result of I need to work as laborious as he did and make it to the locations he’s been and to be higher than him,” Henry stated. “I believe it turned a actuality a couple of months in the past, like the beginning of my eighth-grade season the place I began having extra appears and simply figuring out that I’m an elite receiver.”
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