Getting To Know: Will Henry

One of the taller receivers in America was a little known player by the name of Will Henry from one of the most remote places in the Lonestar State. Henry is the tallest receiver of the Nebraska signees which is saying something because the average height is 6-foot-4. Here is Will Henry, one on one.

Name: Will Henry
School: El Paso (Texas) JM Hanks
Height: 6-foot-6
Weight: 195
40-time: 4.4

Position(s) played last year: Wide Receiver and Special Teams

Stats: 17 receptions, 300 yards and 3 touchdowns

Honors: Second team all-district

Official Visit Date: January 13

Enjoyed the most on official visit: "Everything! I really liked the coaches. I liked that at Nebraska everything is all about Cornhusker football. Everyone is a fan there. All of the fans there are real supportive. Everyone knows everything about the football team. That is one thing that really shocked me. Everything is about the Huskers. That really blew me away."

Biggest factor in choosing Nebraska: "Overall, it was the best football program with the perfect academic place. It was perfect. They are leading in academic all-Americans. It was pretty much the whole package. I could come there and play for a great football team with great tradition and also come there and get a great education because they still care that much about your education as they do about football."

Other schools considered: Missouri, Texas Tech and UTEP

What are you looking forward to the most when it comes to getting to Nebraska: "Getting a chance to start working out with the team, learning the playbook, working out with a trainer and all that. Getting to know the offense. Really working out with the team and getting ready for the season."

Funny recruiting story: "I know how Coach Gilmore found out about me it was kind of in an odd way. He was in California and he called his friend about how he needed receivers for the offense. How he needed the right receivers. His friend told him about me, which I have no idea how he knew about me, he said 'There's a receiver in El Paso, Texas that is 6-foot-6 and runs a 4.4.'. He called one of the people back at Nebraska and looked me up on the Internet and he said that I was everything that he wanted. He ended up flying down on just word of mouth. He came down to talk to my coach and I saw him walking the hallway and my mouth just hit the floor. The coach brought him in and showed him the tape and right away he said 'Bring him down here!'. He wanted to get me down for an official visit and he wanted to get me in for a December visit, but he couldn't. They had already offered two other guys. I guess that they couldn't bring me in until those two other guys decided not to accept or decline. Then Coach Callahan said that he wanted to bring me in and said that he thought that I was the guy like what they really want. Coach Gilmore said that he didn't want to bring me in unless he knew for sure that they were going to offer me. Coach Callahan said that they were going to offer for sure as soon as possible. It's a good thing it happened like that."

Number desired: "I'd like to wear "1". It's just a great number. Nebraska is number one to me and I would love to be number one too. I want to be a single digit. If I couldn't get "1" I would go with like "7" or "8"."

Message to Husker Nation: "Thank you. That is really the only thing that I could tell you is thank you. Thank you for all of the support. We are going to go out there and represent and win a national championship."

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