Hunter Henry helps complete one of the top college football recruiting classes in the nation for the Hogs. Pictured, the approving Arkansas Razorbacks mascot Tusk. Credit: Nelson Chenault-USA TODAY Sports

2013 CFB Recruiting: Razorbacks Sign Top Tight End in Henry

Fayetteville, Ark. – The Arkansas Razorbacks 2013 recruiting class from top to bottom rounds out really well especially with the addition of Little Rock, Ark., tight end Hunter Henry.

Henry, 6’6”, 240 pounds, is listed as a 4-star recruit and 5-star prospect depending on the recruiting service one reads. Rated as the No. 2 overall prospect in the state of Arkansas by seemingly every recruiting service in the nation Henry is another spectacular player heading to Arkansas in 2013.

As a sophomore the Pulaski Academy prep star caught 45 passes for 748 yards with 10 touchdowns while splitting time on defense. During his breakout junior campaign he hauled in 64 passes for 1,093 yards and found the end zone 16 times.

During 2012 Henry became an unstoppable force on the football field catching 107 passes tallying 1,449 yards receiving with 15 touchdowns.

Henry is thought to be a perfect fit for the Arkansas Razorback offense. His versatility allows him to play tight and split out in the slot while being an effective blocker on the offensive line.

Razorback fans may remember his father, Mark Henry, who was a first-team All-Southwest Conference center for Arkansas in 1991.

A consensus top 150 player in the nation and a Parade All-American, Henry picked the Razorbacks over offers from Vanderbilt, Arizona State, Florida, Texas Tech, Stanford, Oklahoma, Auburn, Miami, Tennessee, North Carolina, and Notre Dame.

Speculation was the top three choices for Henry came down to Arkansas, Georgia, and Alabama.

Henry helped led Pulaski Academy to a state title in 2011 at the 4-A classification.

247Sports rates the Arkansas Razorback 2013 recruiting class No. 22 in the nation.

 

Arkansas Razorback Commitments for the 2013 Recruiting Class

1. QB Austin Allen, 6’2”, 217 pounds, Fayetteville, Arkansas, 4-Star

2. LB Brooks Ellis, 6’2”, 215 pounds, Fayetteville, Arkansas, 3-Star

3. SS Alex Brignoni, 6’1”, 190 pounds, Fayetteville, Arkansas, 3-Star

4. TE Hunter Henry, 6’6”, 235 pounds, Little Rock, Arkansas, 4-Star

5. LB Myke Tavarres, 6’2”, 220 pounds, Weed (JC), California, 3-Star*

6. CB Carroll Washington, 6’0”, 175 pounds, Salinas (JC), California, 4-Star*

7. DE Tevin Beanum, 6’4”, 235 pounds, Forrest City, Arkansas, 3-Star

8. OT John McClure, 6’4”, 310 pounds, El Dorado (JC), Texas, 3-Star*

9. WR Drew Morgan, 6’0”, 185 pounds, Greenwood, Arkansas, 3-Star

10. SS Tiquention Coleman, 5’10”, 200 pounds, Milledgeville (JC), Georgia, 3-Star*

11. LB Martrell Spaight, 6’0”, 220 pounds, Coffeyville (JC), Kansas, 3-Star*

12. P Sam Irwin-Hill, 6’3”, 210 pound, City College of San Francisco (JC), 2-Star

13. OG Reeve Koehler, 6’3”, 320 pounds, Honolulu, Hawaii, 4-Star

14. FS De’Andre Coley, 6’1”, 185 pounds, Miami, Florida, 2-Star

15. CB D.J. Dean, 5’10”, 185 pounds, Newton, Texas, 3-Star

16. DT Ke’tyrus Marks, 6’2”, 285 pounds, Riviera Beach, Florida, 3-Star

17. OT Dan Skipper, 6’10”, 292 pounds, Arvada, Colorado, 3-Star

18. SS Korliss Marshall, 6’0”, 190 ponds, Osceola, Arkansas, 3-Star

19. RB Denzell Evans, 6’0”, 205 pounds, Bellaire, Texas, 3-Star

20. CB Melvinson Hartfield, 5’11”, 185 pounds, Dallas, Texas, 3-Star

21. RB Alex Collins, 5’11”, 210 pounds, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 5-Star**

22. OT Denver Kirkland, 6’5”, 333 pounds, Miami, Florida, 4-Star

23. QB DamonMitchell, 6’2”, 190 pounds, Egg Harbor City, NJ, 4-Star

* Denotes already enrolled at Arkansas.

** Verbally committed but unsigned as of this writing

 

Arkansas Razorback Commitments for the 2014 Recruiting Class

1. QB Rafe Peavey, Bolivar, Missouri, 4-Star

2. DT Bijhon Jackson, El Dorado, Arkansas, 4-Star

3. RB Juan Day, North Little Rock, Arkansas, not rated

Verbal commitments are non-binding.

 

Arkansas Razorback Walk-ons for 2013

1. QB A.J. Derby, Iowa City, Iowa

2. FB Patick Arinze, San Diego, California

3. OT Austin Boice, Lamar, Missouri

 

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