Cincinnati wide receiver Chris Henry Jr. came to Ohio State’s recruiting camp and left with nothing but happiness.
The 2026 prospect, who heads into his freshman year of high school, stood out as one of the best players at the camp. Buckeye wide receiver coach Brian Hartline offered the 14-year-old a scholarship to Ohio State.
“I’m honored,” Henry said after receiving the offer. “It makes me want to work harder.
“It’s a surprise. But I think I earned it because I worked for it. But it just makes me want to get better.”
His father Chris Henry played five seasons with the Cincinnati Bengals before passing away in December of 2009. What makes this story even better is that good friend and former NFL player Adam “Pacman” Jones adopted him and his brother.
Henry said he works hard to reach the level his father did and hopes to one day be better than the third-round NFL Draft pick who caught 119 passes and 21 touchdowns during his career.
“He helps me get better every day and helps me grow as a person,” Henry Jr. said of Jones, who he described both as a father figure, uncle and agent.