"It's a good program that has had a lot of success," said Henry, who attended the Rebels' 42-35 win against his homestate Kentucky Wildcats. "It's in the SEC. I like the campus. I've been there about three times."
Henry has offers from not only Western Kentucky but also Memphis and Bowling Green (Ohio). He said WKU offers several positives.
"It's close to home," he said of the Bowling Green, Ky., school. "I like the coaching staff. Definitely the type of offense they run is a plus. They use the tight end a bunch."
Henry said he believes that is also the case with the Ole Miss offense, at least in most years. The 2010 season was anything but normal as Ole Miss finished 4-8.
"This (past) season you couldn't really tell a lot," he said. "They changed some things up on offense."
That the Rebels did when Jeremiah Masoli came in from Oregon in August to direct the offense.
Henry can be an important part of whatever offense he winds up playing in. He had an impressive senior season with 1,171 receiving yards and 14 touchdowns. He tied a state of Kentucky high school record with 325 receiving yards (on 13 catches) against Glasgow High School in a 48-47 Elizabethtown loss.
Henry, with good speed for a player his size and excellent hands, was named All-State for his performances as his EHS team made it to the second round of the playoffs. By most accounts, he was the best tight end in the state of Kentucky this year. For his career, Henry had 151 receptions for 2,293 yards and 25 touchdowns.
The list of schools that recruited him from the get-go was long and included Ole Miss and Vanderbilt from the Southeastern Conference as well as Illinois, Purdue, and Indiana from the Big Ten. North Carolina and North Carolina State of the Atlantic Coast Conference were calling, as well as Big East members Louisville and Cincinnati who were interested.
But it's come down to near crunch time, and Henry, who plays for the Elizabethtown High basketball team, continues to bide his time as Feb. 2 draws a bit closer.
"It's been fun at times, and I've enjoyed it for the most part," Henry said of the recruiting process. "I'm looking forward to January and taking some official visits."
One of those, he hopes of course, is to Ole Miss.
"We'll see how it all goes from here," he said.