Recruiting: Henry Picks Up Three New Offers

Linebacker Trayvon Henry of Oklahoma City (Millwood), Okla., had a busy week last week with his continued work on the Falcons track team, new scholarship offers in football on three successive days, and a trip up to Stillwater to check out Oklahoma State at the Orange-White spring game on Saturday.

Let's start with the new offers as Henry was already holding scholarship offers from favorites Oklahoma State and Texas Tech, along with Kansas State and Tulsa.

On Thursday, April 16, the 6-1, 223-pound Henry, that's right his coaches report he is up to 223 pounds, heard from Kansas with an offer. Arkansas followed it up on Friday with a written offer. On Saturday morning OU defensive coordinator Brent Venables called to say the Sooners were offering. Three in three days is quite a run.

"Yeah, I liked that," said Henry. "Of course anybody would be happy about that. I was real happy to hear from Coach Venables after being at their spring game and I was hoping they would offer."

Henry had been favoring Oklahoma State and Texas Tech, and one of his coaches told us he thought those two were still on top with OU close behind. Henry has changed his mind since last talking with the Millwood coaches.

"I would say OU is springing in front," said Henry, who had 160 tackles and 3 sacks last season. "They are on top right now."

That said, later on Saturday Henry was in Stillwater and said he liked what he saw at OSU. "It went pretty good," he said. "It was good to see the new team play around. The new facility is the best. I can't imagine anything being better. I loved the vist there."

All of the schools involved in campaigning for Henry can relax as he says there won't be a quick decision. He says he expects to make a commitment sometime during the middle of the football season.

"I will key it off my parents and my coaches," explained Henry. "It will be sometime midseason in football."

Oh, as for that 300-meter hurdles that he decided to pick up, a pretty tough event in track, it's getting better."Yes, it is pretty good right now," said Henry. "The first time I ran it, it was hard for me. Now I'm starting to pick guys off."

Henry, as mentioned is now up to 223 pounds and in the weight room he is bench pressing 305 and can squat 450 pounds.

It is busy at Millwood with attention going to some of the sophomores and members of the class of 2011. Wide receiver Josh Turner, who picked off four passes on defense last season, has scholarship offers already from Texas Tech, Nebraska, and Tulsa. The Millwood coacheing staff believes that offers from Kansas State, Kansas, and Oregon are soon to follow. The 6-1, 170-pound Turner can fly.

Quarterback/athlete Kevonte Richardson now has offers from UNLV and Tulsa, with Kansas State expected to jump in soon on the 6-2, 190-pound sophomore. Richardson rushed for 640 yards and 4 touchdowns on 80 carries last season and he completed 84-of-164 passing for 1,760 yards and 23 touchdowns with 10 interceptions.

Finally, Darren Sproles-type running back Emilio Gatewood, who is 5-8, 185 pounds, has been offered by Tulsa. Gatewood taps into the classic Millwood tradition as he is a cousin to Texas Tech wide receiver Tramain Swindall.

Anybody wanting to eyeball all the Millwood talent aan as the Falcons open up spring football on May 11 in their stadium and will practice daily from 4:15-6:15 p.m.

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