Junior Day Report: Kyle Henry

Desert Oasis HS LB Kyle Henry (Las Vegas, NV) was in Boise three weeks ago for the inaugural Junior Day event held on the Boise State campus. Henry is a Boise native, so this visit held an extra special meaning for him. What did he think of the event? How close is he to an offer? He spoke to BroncoCountry.com about all of that and more.

Desert Oasis HS LB Kyle Henry (Las Vegas, NV) was in Boise three weeks ago for the inaugural Junior Day event held on the Boise State campus. Henry is a Boise native, so this visit held an extra special meaning for him. What did he think of the event?

"I enjoyed it a lot," he said. "The one thing I noticed was how the coaches are all really down to Earth. They really push the education aspect on their players and I like that."

"I'm from Boise so being back where I was born was special," he stated. "I grew up a Bronco fan. I loved watching them growing up and was a fan even before the Fiesta Bowl. I know they play the guys that work hard and I see myself as a hard worker."

"Coach Huff is recruiting me," said Henry. "He's a real nice guy. He's been talking to me about Boise State and the recruiting process. He talked a lot about how he likes my aggressiveness on the field."

Tulsa, UNLV, Tennessee, Northern Arizona, and San Diego State have also been showing some interest of late. Henry says the Boise State staff wants him to attend the camp in June and compete for an offer.

"They want me to go to the camp," he said. "I think they'll make a decision as to whether or not they'll offer me after the camp. I know I'm going to go there and maybe Northern Arizona as well. They (NAU) told me I'd have an offer if I went to their camp."

In 2010, the Desert Oasis Diamondbacks proved their doubters wrong and finished the season with an 8-3 record. The talented LB says the media picked against them all season long and most of the pre-season projections had them finishing in last place (in the district).

"We exceeded expectations by a lot. Almost everyone thought we'd be 3-8 or worse," he said. "We made it to the first round of the playoffs, but we're hoping to improve on that this year. Honestly, I think this year we'll have our best team ever."

What does Henry (6'0, 205) bring to the gridiron?

"I'm a hard worker and I feel I can do it all," he said. "My run defense is great, but I want to improve a little bit at my pass defense," he added.

As a junior, Henry racked up 144 tackles and was named Second Team All-State.

BroncoCountry.com will continue to have updates on Kyle Henry.


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