Berk's Breakdown: Hunter Henry

IrishEyes.com recruiting analyst Dave Berk reviews newly offered tight end Hunter Henry of Little Rock (AR) Pulaski Academy.

Prospect: Hunter Henry
Position: Tight End
Height/Weight: 6-foot-6/ 240-pounds
High School: Pulaski Academy (Little Rock, AR.)

Offers To Date: Notre Dame, Arkansas, Arkansas State, Auburn, Florida, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Tennessee.

Strengths

Physical size and athletic ability set Henry apart from many tight ends in the country. Ability to make catch over the shoulder and line up inside or outside makes him a major target in the spread offense.

Weakness

Must show the willingness to put his hand down and make key blocks. On film he shows the ability to block, however, he's expressed it's not something he loves to do.

Overall

The Irish are after some high end tight ends in the 2013 class and Henry is as good as any of those offered. While he may not have the wide receiver body of Adam Breneman or Mike Heuerman, he does show a skill set like former Irish tight end Kyle Rudolph.

Early Thoughts

Henry says all the right things about being open and looking around at programs across the country. However, his father (Mark Henry) grew up in Little Rock and played his college ball at Arkansas on two championship teams. This looks as if it will be a tough task for any program to pull the talented tight end out of his home state.


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