The Ohio State football team has a big track record of getting the best receivers in the country. That reputation of being able to develop talent into top-notch NFL performers is well-deserved. The Buckeyes now have another top-rated receiver committed to them.
Chris Henry Jr., the son of the late Chris Henry, decided to commit to the Buckeyes on Friday. He is a receiver in the class of 2026. That class is so far in the future that they don’t have any rankings for players on 247Sports. He’s already shown to be really good.
We know that Henry Jr. is good based on the workouts he’s done at various camps. He came to the Ohio State football program’s camp and did some serious work on some good corners. The Buckeyes are pleased to land the son of a pretty darn good NFL receiver.
The allure of Brian Hartline is what keeps receivers committing to Ohio State. His track record of player development has receivers from all across the country wanting to play for him. Henry Jr. clearly saw the value in having a coach develop him once he steps on campus.
Keep in mind that this is a 2026 commit. A lot of things can change between now and then. 2026 is a long time from now. The Buckeyes have him locked down now, but another program could swoop in with an NIL deal that could make him change his mind.
NIL has changed everything in recruiting. The Buckeyes can still give some NIL money to Henry Jr. to keep him committed. He also still needs to develop as a high school prospect. He will probably come into college as a high four-star or a five-star recruit.
I can’t wait to see him step on campus. I think he can be a really good player.