Henton Headed Home?

By Jason Priestas on June 18, 2008 at 11:52 pm

Ever since it became clear that the Buckeyes had a good shot at getting Pryor, we've been wondering about the fate of sophomore-to-be Antonio Henton. After getting off to a great start (in limited duty) last season, some naughty stuff went down. He was later reinstated and supposedly had climbed his way back into a position to be rumored as a change-of-play option in the MNC. He never saw the field that night and the next time we had a chance to see him on the field, he was outplayed by Bauserman.

There were rumors of a possible transfer to Georgia Southern back in late January, but today they kicked up again. And in earnest:

Ohio State quarterback Antonio Henton has reportedly told his Buckeye teammates he’s headed for GSU, an ESPN writer confirmed to the Statesboro Herald Wednesday. Georgia Southern’s B-term for summer classes begins next week, and second-year GSU coach Chris Hatcher said he couldn’t discuss transfers until then. Henton could not be reached for comment.

Henton, a 6-foot-2, 232 pound Fort Valley native, already has Georgia Southern ties - Eagle offensive coordinator Rance Gillespie was Henton’s high school head coach at Peach County. Henton was tabbed the 2005 Georgia Offensive Player of the Year as a senior when he helped his team to the Class AAA state title, the first in Peach County’s history. He threw for 2,117 yards and 30 touchdowns his senior year and was touted as one of the best multi-threat quarterback prospects in the country coming out of high school.

Then, this:

If Henton is headed South -- and the Facebook never lies, we wish him the best of luck. He made a simple mistake hundreds of miles away from home and a change in scenery and some home-cooking should be just the thing to give him the best chance of furthering his football career beyond college.

And to the droids without any feeling besides Buckeye pain and joy, yes, that means one more scholarship for the '09 class.