Henry Likes Terps

Pennsylvania Class of 2014 running back Dravon Henry talks Terps

Dravon Henry might be a star football prospect, but in one way he is just like any other high school junior.

Until he takes his first SAT on December 1st, he isn't worrying about his college choice.

This 5-foot-11, 180-pounder, claims he currently holds 8-10 offers, including from powerhouses such as Ohio State, Pittsburgh, and West Virginia, but he doesn't really have a top five at the moment.

“I will look more into that my senior year, probably after this off-season is when I'll really start to look into it,” Henry said.

Henry also said he has an offer from Maryland.

“I'm interested in Maryland,” Henry said.

Henry has been in contact with defensive line and assistant coach Greg Gattuso. Henry said Gattuso calls him probably once a month and comes to Aliquippa Senior High School to see Henry “a lot.”

“He's a funny dude,” Henry said. “He's more like a friend right now.”

Gattuso isn't the only thing Henry likes about Maryland.

“I like their defense a lot,” Henry said.

While Henry is currently ranked the 19th running back in Scout's class of 2014 rankings, he asserts he'll probably play as a defensive back in college due to his preference for defense.

“I like defense better,” Henry said.

Henry even sees similarities between his and Tyrann Mathieu's playing style.

“I feel like I be playing like him almost,” Henry said. “The way he attacks the ball and is always around the ball. I'm like that.”

If Henry ever needs some defensive back pointers all he has to do is turn to a family member, New York Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis, who is his cousin through marriage and a Aliquippa grad.

“We got a little bit of connection,” Henry said. “We have our talks sometime about life, not just about football.”

It remains to be seen if Henry will follow in his cousin's footsteps and attend Pittsburgh, but he has visited their campus.

“Actually I went to the Pitt camp,” Henry said.

Henry believes his value as a football player goes beyond his athleticism and playing ability.

“First of all [I'm a] great leader,” Henry said. “When I see someone down I help them out. That's the main thing I'd say, leadership.”

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