BALTIMORE, Md. – St. Frances Academy (Baltimore, Md.) has brought in a number of transfers from the Eastern Shore, and one of the more prominent prospects to make the move was receiver Tyree Henry. The 6-foot-4, 220-pounder was originally a 2017 recruit at Stephen Decatur (Berlin, Md.), but he ended up reclassing to 2018 when he switched to St. Frances.
“It was a good move for me personally, just to get more exposure and to develop more,” said Henry, who claims early offers from Maryland, Va Tech and WVU. “And I love it over here [at St. Frances]. Me and some teammates from where I’m from, we board here now, and it’s been great. The atmosphere, the coaches, the players they’re bringing in – it’s been really good.”
Henry picked up his UMD and WVU verbals back when he was at Decatur, while Va Tech came in this spring after his transfer. He said all three programs are in contact and are honoring the offers.
“All my offers are still there. Actually, when Maryland offered me [at Decatur], it was for 2018 anyway,” Henry said. “All those coaches are telling me to keep working, keep developing and they’re going to keep recruiting me.”
As far as the Terps are concerned, Henry is in touch with assistant Matt Barnes, his former area recruiter. Henry has yet to speak with Baltimore City UMD recruiter Mike London.
“Coach Barnes was the one who offered me, and we’ve talked a couple times since then," Henry said. "I like him. He asks how I’m doing, how my family is and things like that.”
Henry has been in College Park, Md., a couple times already, most recently for a summer practice with his teammates.
“It was a lot of fun,” Henry said. “I liked the coaches and I liked the facilities and the buildings and all that. I’m definitely getting back there for their game against Ohio State.”
Previously, when Barnes gave Henry his very first offer, the Berlin native dubbed UMD an early frontrunner. He still holds the hometown school in high regard, but he’s not ready to name leaders with his profile expanding.
“I actually liked Virginia Tech a lot when I went down there for a visit,” he said. “I really liked the campus and the coaches there. And there’s going to be more schools looking at me, so I just have to see what happens.”
In addition to UMD and Va Tech trips, Henry also attended the Michigan-hosted satellite camp, catching the Wolverines’ staff’s eye. He’s getting interest from various other Big Ten and ACC schools as well.
“I’d love to get some SEC schools too,” Henry said. “LSU is one I want.”
Currently, Henry is being recruited as a receiver, though his body frame suggests he could develop into a tight end or maybe even a linebacker. He suggested that was a possibility.
“I mean, I can do a lot of different things on the field. I’m only playing receiver [at St. Frances], but I can play anywhere,” Henry said. “I’ll do whatever my coaches tell me.”