On Monday, he received his Ohio State offer.
Two days later, Avery Henry announced his commitment to Ohio State.
Henry becomes the second Ohio State commit in as many days, becoming the 16th commit to join Ohio State's 2022 class after four-star defensive end Kenyatta Jackson committed to the Buckeyes on Tuesday.
The Henry File
- Class: 2022
- Size: 6-foot-6/305 lbs.
- Pos: OT
- School: St. Clairsville (Saint Clairsville, Ohio)
- Composite Rating: ★★★
- Composite Rank: #1214 (#122 OT)
The 6-foot-6, 305-pound offensive tackle visited Ohio State on Sept. 25 for the Buckeyes' 59-7 victory against Akron. Offensive line coach Greg Studrawa attended Henry's game last Friday and presented the offer on Monday evening.
With Henry's commitment, he becomes the third offensive lineman commitment in the 2022 class, joining George Fitzpatrick and Tegra Tshabola. According to 247Sports' composite rankings, Henry is the 1,214th-ranked prospect and the 122nd-rated offensive tackle in the cycle.
|LB||C.J. HICKS||★★★★★||#7 NATL | #1 LB||6-3 | 215||Archbishop Alter (Dayton, OH)|
|CB||TERRANCE BROOKS||★★★★||#38 NATL | #8 CB||5-11 | 190||Little Elm (Little Elm, TX)|
|LB||GABE POWERS||★★★★||#50 NATL | #6 LB||6-4 | 230||Marysville (Marysville, OH)|
|WR||CALEB BURTON||★★★★||#57 NATL | #7 WR||6-0 | 165||Lake Travis (Austin, TX)|
|WR||KALEB BROWN||★★★★||#60 NATL | #8 WR||5-11 | 177||St. Rita (Chicago, IL)|
|DE||KENYATTA JACKSON||★★★★||#67 NATL | #7 Edge||6-5 | 235||Chaminade-Madonna Prep (Hollywood, FL)|
|WR||KYION GRAYES||★★★★||#98 NATL | #14 WR||6-0 | 175||Chandler (Chandler, AZ)|
|OT||TEGRA TSHABOLA||★★★★||#112 NATL | #10 OT||6-6 | 350||Lakota West (West Chester, OH)|
|WR||KOJO ANTWI||★★★★||#131 NATL | #20 WR||6-0 | 190||Lambert (Suwanee, GA)|
|CB||JYAIRE BROWN||★★★★||#156 NATL | #18 CB||6-0 | 178||Lakota West (West Chester, OH)|
|RB||DALLAN HAYDEN||★★★★||#274 NATL | #24 RB||5-11 | 195||Christian Brothers (Memphis, TN)|
|OT||GEORGE FITZPATRICK||★★★★||#324 NATL | #29 OT||6-6 | 285||Cherry Creek (Englewood, CO)|
|ATH||KYE STOKES||★★★★||#348 NATL | #18 ATH||6-2 | 185||Armwood (Seffner, FL)|
|TE||BENNETT CHRISTIAN||★★★★||#358 NATL | #15 TE||6-6 | 235||Allatoona (Acworth, GA)|
|CB||RYAN TURNER||★★★★||#363 NATL | #37 CB||6-0 | 180||Chaminade-Madonna Prep (Hollywood, FL)|
|OT||AVERY HENRY||★★★||#122 OT||6-6 | 305||St. Clairsville (Saint Clairsville, OH)|
|Prospect Rating Data: 247Sports|
Henry had six Division I offers total, including Iowa State, West Virginia, Akron, Eastern Michigan and Syracuse. He's a legacy at West Virginia, with his grandfather playing for the Mountaineers in the early 1960s. Before Henry took his visit to Columbus in September, he was committed to Iowa State, but then decided to decommit shortly after attending a game at Ohio Stadium.
When he arrives on campus, Henry will definitely be a developmental project, but the Buckeyes have taken occasional chances on players with lower recruiting rankings if they believe in their upside, particularly on the offensive line. Comparable additions include in-state three-star prospects Trey Leroux and Jakob James in the 2020 class and 2019 three-star signee Dawand Jones, who is now Ohio State’s starting right tackle even though he was ranked outside the top 1,000 prospects in his class.
Henry becomes the first three-star prospect in Ohio State’s recruiting class of 2022. 14 of the other 15 commits are four-stars, while Hicks is currently the lone five-star commitment.
OSU's 2022 recruiting class, which was at one point the top-ranked class of 2022, ranked fifth in the nation before Henry's commitment. With his commitment, OSU now has the No. 4 recruiting class nationally, though it still ranks second in the Big Ten behind Penn State.