Henry lands invite to Tech Junior Day

Episcopal High School opened plenty of eyes last year by going 10-2, and the Black Knights should keep the momentum going in 2011 with Mike Henry and Tylor Harris returning for this senior seasons. Read further to learn more about Henry, who averaged nine yards per carry at RB and racked up over 100 tackles on defense. Will he be at Tech's Junior Day this weekend?

When you ponder the surprise teams in Louisiana last season, Episcopal (Baton Rouge) has to factor into the equation. The Black Knights finished near the .500 mark in 2009, but they turned it on last fall, going 9-1 in the regular season and eventually posting a 10-2 record.

And the future looks bright for EHS, with the likes of Mike Henry and Tylor Harris returning for their senior campaigns in 2011.

"We shouldn't miss a beat," said Henry, when asked about the '11 outlook. "We lose Jared Rogers to graduation, as well as four of five offensive linemen, but we had a large freshman class who now have a year of experience under their belt. We also have a good junior class who will keep things moving in the right direction."

Henry (6-1 1/2, 215) plays running back and linebacker for the Black Knights.

"I'm not sure about total yardage or the number of carries, but I averaged 8.9 yards per carry last year," he said. "I ran for eight touchdowns. On defense, I had 103 tackles, 12 tackles for loss, and two interceptions.

"In my opinion, my reaction time (at linebacker) is my best attribute," said Henry. "I read, react, and anticipate, and I'm very aggressive. On offense, I have a power running style with the mindset that I'm not going to down easily. I'm going to break as many tackles as possible."

Henry and Harris might attend Louisiana Tech's Junior Day this weekend.

"I was invited to the Junior Day, but it's the same day as the photo shoot for the cover of Louisiana Football Magazine," said Henry. "I'm hopeful that I can do both. Tech is a great school. Our offensive line coach, Randy Richard, is a Tech grad.

"I really dream of going to LSU. That's my dream school. I'm also interested in Mississippi State, Tulane, Tulsa, and Tech."

What does Henry have to say about Harris, the junior DE who has landed an offer from the Bulldogs?

"Tylor definitely helps me," said Henry. "He's a rare breed of athlete. He's so big, fast, and strong. Tylor requires so much attention that it opens up the field for me. We work together well."

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