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Princeton senior defensive end Darrion Henry announces his college commitment

Posted: 6:42 PM, Jun 29, 2019
Updated: 2019-06-29 18:42:25-04
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SHARONVILLE, Ohio — Princeton senior defensive end Darrion Henry announced he's verbally committed to The Ohio State University.

Henry, rated the state’s No. 2 player in Ohio in the 2020 class by the 247Sports Composite, is the nation’s No. 11 defensive tackle in his class.

Henry, who is 6 feet 4 and 270 pounds, also had offers from the likes of Oklahoma, Alabama, Georgia, Michigan, Clemson, Notre Dame, UC, LSU, Louisville, Tennessee, Penn State, Pittsburgh and several others.

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Henry, a four-star recruit, is the fourth area player in the 2020 class to verbally commit to OSU. That group also includes Elder offensive lineman Jakob James, Princeton offensive lineman Paris Johnson and La Salle kicker Jake Seibert.

Henry, a Division I special mention all-state and first team all-district selection in 2018, had 65 tackles, 8 ½ sacks, three forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries and 15 quarterback hurries for the Vikings last season.

ScoutingOhio.com director Mark Porter said Henry has NFL upside if he develops in college.

"He will be a terror versus the run because of his strength and reach," Porter said. "He can collapse the pocket as a pass rusher. He may only be scratching the surface right now."

Henry had narrowed his recruiting list to six schools April 29 including UC, LSU, Ohio State, Kentucky, Georgia and Tennessee.

Princeton (3-7 in 2018) opens the season at Milford Aug. 30. The Vikings are seeking their first postseason appearance since 2007.