Early Signing Period: Three-Star OT Avery Henry Signs NLI

Get to know St. Clairsville (Ohio) three-star offensive tackle Avery Henry, who signed his National Letter of Intent with Ohio State on Wednesday.

Height, Weight: 6-6, 305.

247 Composite Rankings: He’s rated as the No. 115 offensive tackle and the No. 42 recruit out of Ohio.

Commitment Date: Avery committed to Ohio State on Oct. 20, 2021.

Other Offers: Akron, Eastern Michigan, Iowa State, Syracuse, West Virginia and Michigan.

How he did in high school: Henry was part of a St. Clairsville team that made deep runs into the OHSAA Division IV playoffs, falling to Bloom Carroll in the state quarterfinals in each of the past two seasons.

He was named to the 2021 Ohio Prep Sportswriters Association Division IV All-Ohio Football Team, and was an honorable mention in 2020.

Why he committed to Ohio State: Henry was initially committed to Iowa State, but decommitted from the Cyclones on Sept. 26, cited a desire to play closer to home. It was made evident that the Buckeyes were a dream destination for Henry, as he committed just two days after he was offered on Oct. 18.

“First off, I would like to thank my biggest supporter, my mother, for always being there when I needed her,” Henry said when committing to the Buckeyes. “Because of the uncertainty of the future, but at the end of the day, always knowing we could do it. Next, I want to personally thank all the people that believed in me. With this being said, I would like to announce that I will be continuing my football and academic career at The Ohio State University.”

Where he fits in for 2022: Henry likely does not factor into any plans for the upcoming season. He’ll have the chance to potentially get some snaps late in games, but he does not figure to see the field often in 2022.