Ta'Zhawn Henry stands 5-foot-7.5, 175-pounds, and he ran the 100-meter dash in 10.7-seconds last spring during track, but don't you dare call him a scatback.
"I might be small but I am not scared to get physical,” the Houston area ball-carrier told BuffStampede.com. “A lot of small running backs look to get to the outside immediately but I am fine with hitting you in the mouth. I am fine with running toward you. I am not going to run away from you.”
Henry rushed for 1,415 yards as a sophomore and he followed it up by rushing for 1,452 yards as a junior in 2016. He scored a total of 40 touchdowns the last two seasons.
Baylor, Colorado, Houston, Iowa State, Oklahoma State, Oregon State, Toledo and Tulsa have already extended an offer to Henry, and more offers are undoubtedly on the way this spring.
“Right now my favorite is Baylor,” he said. “Growing up I always liked how Baylor played on offense and I feel like their offense would fit my style. Their backs are lightning fast that don't mind cutting back up-field.”
“I also really like Colorado and Iowa State. I talk to both of those programs every day and they have great coaches so I am definitely going to give both of them a lot of consideration.”
Running backs coach Darian Hagan is recruiting him from the Buffaloes' staff. Henry plans to take a trip to Boulder before making his college decision.
“I've heard it is really nice out there and I have heard their facilities are all that,” Henry said of Colorado. “Coach Darian said they really like me and think I could really help their program.”
Henry also has plans to check out Ames in the future.
“I should be going up to Iowa State this spring,” he said. “Their staff has also made me feel really wanted.”
Henry is not sure exactly when he will make a verbal commitment. For now he plans to take his time.
“I just want to feel like I am at home when I go visit the college I eventually end up going to,” he said. “My parents will help me make the decision. We are not just looking at football but also academics.”
Henry wakes up at 5 am every week day so he can get to his school to practice for track from 6-7 and then he goes through football workouts from 7-8 before classes begin. He qualified for the Regional meet in the 100-meter dash, 200, 4x1-relay, 4x4 and long jump last spring and he has high hopes for track and field this year.
“I am hoping to run a 10.5 in the 100 and a 21.5 in the 200,” he said.