Before his recruitment could really take off Illinois swooped in and scored a commitment from the Chicago (Ill.) Orr stand out Monday evening.
"I like the players that are coming in with me and I like the coaches and the environment," Henry told Scout.com.
Henry, a 6-foot-5, 185-pound wing prospect, also considered scholarship offers from a pair of schools -- Wisconsin and Georgetown. One of the reasons he opted for Illinois over them were his relationships.
"Me and Jerrence [Howard] are real cool," Henry said. "He called me every time he had a chance to and I called him a lot. He just made me feel at home."
"He made me feel at home too and he made me feel welcome and I just went for it," Henry said about his relationship with Illinois head coach Bruce Weber.
Henry, who averaged 29 points and eight rebounds during his junior season, joins Nnanna Egwu and Tracy Abrams to make up the Illinois current 2011 recruting class.