Four-star Ohio defensive lineman Darrion Henry has committed to Ohio State, he announced at a commitment ceremony Saturday evening.
Out of Princeton High School, Henry becomes the second Buckeye pledge from the Cincinnati program, joining five-star offensive tackle Paris Johnson, Jr. who recently transferred from St. Xavier. Henry has been a top target for Larry Johnson dating back to February of 2018 when the offer was extended.
Henry chose the Buckeyes over his other five finalists, which consisted of LSU, Tennessee, Georgia, Cincinnati and Kentucky. He's the No. 121 overall prospect and the 11th-ranked defensive tackle in his class.
The Henry File
- Class: 2020
- Size: 6-foot-4.5, 279 pounds
- Pos: DT
- School: Princeton (OH)
- Composite Rating: ★★★★
- Composite Rank: 11 (DT)
Henry was previously listed as a defensive end but was reclassified as a defensive tackle. At nearly 6-foot-5 and 280 pounds, he can play in multiple roles along the front line.
Henry made several unofficial visits to Ohio State throughout the recruiting process, including one in October and one on Feb. 2. He also visited on March 29, when high school teammate Jaheim Thomas received his offer from the Buckeyes. Henry camped at Ohio State on June 6 and attended the Buckeye Bash & Barbecue on June 21.
The Cincinnati trio – Henry, Johnson and Thomas – made several visits throughout the southern portion of the United States, making stops at Georgia, Georgia Tech, LSU and Alabama, where all three received offers before Ohio State offered Thomas.
The trio had made it clear earlier in the calendar year that it would like to attend the same school, but as time passed, so did that momentum. Now, it appears Henry and Johnson will be the only two together in Columbus, but plenty can still change between now and February's signing day.
Henry becomes the 15th commitment of Ohio State's 2020 class and second of the day following four-star linebacker Cody Simon's pledge. Larry Johnson landed his first 2020 defensive line commitment in Ty Hamilton just two weeks ago.
|NAME||POSITION||OVERALL RANKING||POSITION RANKING||DATE OF COMMITTMENT|
|PARIS JOHNSON JR.||OT||No. 8||No. 1||JUNE 28, 2018|
|JACK MILLER||QB||No. 71||No. 2 (PRO-STYLE)||JULY 1, 2018|
|LUKE WYPLER||C||No. 61||No. 1||JULY 7, 2018|
|JAXON SMITH-NJIGBA||WR||No. 89||No. 18||NOVEMBER 4, 2018|
|GEE SCOTT JR.||WR||No. 66||No. 13||DECEMBER 25, 2018|
|JAKOB JAMES||OG||No. 790||No. 71 (OT)||JANUARY 21, 2019|
|TREY LEROUX||OT||No. 1,079||No. 94||MARCH 11, 2019|
|LEJOND CAVAZOS||CB||No. 251||No. 20 (S)||APRIL 12, 2019|
|JULIAN FLEMING||WR||No. 5||No. 1||MAY 31, 2019|
|JAKE SEIBERT||K||N/A||No. 1||JUNE 4, 2019|
|GRANT TOUTANT||OT||No. 385||No. 32||JUNE 9, 2019|
|TY HAMILTON||DE||No. 771||No. 39 (SDE)||JUNE 16, 2019|
|CLARK PHILLIPS||CB||No. 46||No. 4||JUNE 21, 2019|
|CODY SIMON||LB||No. 154||No. 10 (OLB)||JUNE 29, 2019|
|DARRION HENRY||DT||No. 121||No. 11||JUNE 29, 2019|
Johnson and the Buckeyes have done well for themselves on the defensive line over the last few years, adding 2016 four-star Jonathon Cooper, 2017 five-star Chase Young, 2018 four-star Tyreke Smith and 2019 five-star Zach Harrison. Nick Bosa is now suiting up for the 49ers, but he was signed in 2016 as a five-star defensive end.