Jake Henry played quarterback during his senior season, after 902 receiving yards (22.0 yards per catch) and 10 scoring catches during his junior season. Henry was a constant playmaking threat last season, accounting for 1,647 passing yards, 1,168 rushing yards, and 33 combined touchdowns. Over his career at Tate High School, Henry totaled 3,847 total yards (167.3 per game) and 44 total touchdowns (including scoring throws).
As a senior, Henry was selected Florida 6-A All-State second-team, Pensacola Co-Offensive Player of the Year and All-Area first-team, and played in the Pensacola Sports Association Subway All-Star game.
Henry will play wide receiver in the slot at Appalachian. His quickness and grit will remind Mountaineer fans of Simms McElfresh, and his athleticism and quickness will be especially effective on underneath routes. Henry is a playmaker with great vision in the open field and his season at quarterback will only improve his instincts at receiver. Also like McElfresh, Henry is a gritty competitor and leader.
RECRUITING COORDINATOR & COACH SCOT SLOAN ANALYSIS
JAKE HENRY HIGHLIGHTS
KEY MOMENT: At 0:53, Henry pulls it down at QB and heads through traffic until he spots a lane and accelerates to go the distance. Imagine the same thing but on a bubble screen or crossing route.
APP STATE MANIA ANALYSIS
Henry is just a playmaker. He’s not overwhelming physically and he doesn’t look the role of a burner, yet notice how many times people can’t get a hand on him or he simply runs away from defenders. Henry is sneaky fast and very efficient with the ball in his hands, there are no wasted movements and his cuts are decisive and happen quickly.