Henry Looks to go National

Aliquippa (Penn.) High Scout 300 cornerback Dravon Henry continues to receive offers, and FOX Sports NEXT has an update on some new ones, which schools he talks with the most and if he has any visits on the horizon...

When UCLA defensive coordinator Lou Spanos visited Scout 300 cornerback Dravon Henry and subsequently offered the Aliquippa (Penn.) High standout, it didn't come blindly.

His father already knows a bit about UCLA coach Jim Mora.

"He looks at every school that offers and he checks them out," said Roland Henry, Dravon's father. "I have a family member that actually worked with coach Mora in Seattle, so I already knew his background. It's more so the defensive coordinator that I have to do research on."

Early this spring Henry listed a top four of West Virginia, Pittsburgh, Penn State and Ohio State, and he remains in contact with each of the schools and they remain high on his list.

However, offers have continued to pour in for the 5-foot-11, 180-pound Henry, so he eased off a top four and is considering a large numbers of schools.

One is UCLA, and while Henry's focus has been on local schools, leaving the region is a possibility.

"Right now it's too early to tell," Roland Henry said. "Honestly, his focus right now is track season. As far as making visits and stuff, it's a distraction. They're close to winning a state championship."

Another school with a family connection is Arkansas.

"My cousin (Kelvin Fisher Jr.) plays defensive back down there," Roland Henry said. "He definitely likes it, and SEC is definitely big ball, so it's something you always have to consider."

There are also a number of other schools Henry speaks with regularly.

"Schools he's been keeping up with?" Roland Henry said. "Florida State has been one. As of late, Virginia Tech as well. Louisville …he has a strong liking for coach (Charlie) Strong. Penn State is really high on him. Ohio State as well.

"We're going to Ohio State on Sunday and we have a little visit set up with the football coaches. Dravon has a dinner to attend, so he can't make it, but my daughter runs track and she'll be there, so we'll stop by.

"West Virginia is in there also. He talks to (assistant) coach (Tony) Gibson."

Many recruiting classes are filling up in the secondary, but it is yet to impact Henry.

"They're letting recruiting take its course," Roland Henry said. "There haven't been any schools that have put pressure on him."

It's a good thing, too, because the younger Henry does not plan to decide any time soon. The family will sit down before the season and outline an official visit schedule.

"As far as decision goes, he's not making it until after football season," Roland Henry said. "Hopefully, they still have room. If not, we have to keep moving. He's not taking any visits this summer. He'll just be training."


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