James Henry, ATH, 6'2, 205, 4.5, SCHERTZ (SAMUEL CLEMENS HS), TEXAS:
OUIN: How did this come about? Have you always been a fan of Oklahoma?
JH: "Oklahoma has been my favorite team since I was a freshman in junior high. I just kept following them and when the opportunity became available to sign with them I took it."
OUIN: When did Oklahoma offer you and how long did it take for you to commit to the Sooners?
JH: "They offered me on Monday and I committed to them on Tuesday. I went straight home to talk about it with my grandmother, and when she gave the OK I called OU and told them I wanted to be a Sooner."
OUIN: How would you describe your playing style?
JH: "I am a full-speed all the time type of player. I think speed is my main asset. I have size and power, so I guess I would be a power speed back. I have good size. so I can see the field on both offense and defense."
OUIN: What position do you feel you will play at OU?
JH: "I hope to play some free safety. I will play anywhere to help the team, but I think if I work on my quickness and my speed I could play corner as well."
OUIN: So you think your running back days are over once you get to OU?
JH: "They have a bunch of good running backs that they have recruited in Adrian Peterson and many others, so I don't see much of an opportunity there. I know Oklahoma is always going to recruit a good running back, and I know the coaches are going to put me in the best position where I can help the team."
OUIN: What is your bench press and some of your athletic numbers?
JH: "I bench 265, squat 325 (sophomore numbers) and at the Scout Network Army All-American combine I ran a 4.5 flat. I have been clocked at 4.4 at school. In track, I run the 100M (10.6), 200M (21.6), but I haven't been able to run at all this year because I pulled my hamstring. My first meet is going to be in two weeks."
JH: Who else offered you?
JH: "I had offers from Iowa State, Ohio State and Arizona. Iowa State had me on their list as their No. 1 running back, but everybody else was recruiting me as a defensive back."
RECRUITING: Henry wasted no time committing to OU
Sooners Illustrated Top Stories
Starrland Baldwin no longer a sleeper recruitA sleeper recruit no more, OU offer to Starrland Baldwin shows he has arrived.
Sooners Illustrated9:01 AM
OU's recruiting foundation? Always OKPrepsWhen OU has done well in recruiting, there are usually quality OKPreps name peppered throughout that class.
Sooners Illustrated8:56 AM
SI's 2018 OKPreps Top 25: Nos. 10-6Reached the top 10 of Sooners Illustrated's 2018 OKPreps Top 25, with Nos. 10-6.
Sooners Illustrated8:01 AM
From Jordan Woodard-to-Trae YoungThe torch is being passed at OU. From Jordan Woodard-to-Trae Young, Sooners securing point guard future and OKPreps foundation.
Sooners IllustratedYesterday at 9:21 AM