by Nathan Farmer @nlfarmer1
BYU Football’s recruitment of the state of Florida has been well-documented as the Cougars pursue the services of 2023 5-star defensive back Cormani McClain, but the BYU coaching staff has found an overlooked recruit out of Nease High School in St. Augustine that has surprisingly gotten very few FBS offers.
3-star wide receiver Dom Henry led all of Florida with 81 receptions and 1,590 receiving yards this past season, and recently picked up an offer from BYU last week. Dom sat down with Ben Criddle on ESPN 960 to discuss his recruitment and why he believes he’s been overlooked in this recruiting class.
“To be honest I’m not really sure,” said Henry. “At first I thought it was size, but I’m 5-11. I thought that was decent enough, but putting up those stats I’m not really sure the reason why.”
— Dom Henry (@Dom1Henry) January 20, 2022
Many of the best wide receivers in the NFL are under six feet. The Chiefs’ Tyreek Hill, who measures out at 5-foot-10, tore the Bills’ defense apart on Sunday despite being on the shorter side. Despite the perceived height disadvantage, Henry hasn’t let that stop him.
“Ever since I started playing football in high school, my dad told me to have a chip on my shoulder no matter what situation. It’s helped me be more productive.”
Dom has picked up five offers through the course of his recruitment, with the latest being BYU. Henry stated that his top three at the moment consists of BYU, Air Force and Army. Both of his parents are retired from the Army.
“[Coach Sitake] said that they’re held to a higher standard, and that they’re a religious school, which I really like. He also talked about how they throw a lot, and it’s really just a family over there.”
Henry grew up playing football, but decided to take a break to focus on baseball around the time he was in middle school. He decided to pick it back up his sophomore year, and ultimately chose to focus solely on football in his senior year.
— Dom Henry (@Dom1Henry) December 6, 2021
“Football is just so much faster-paced. I feel like I can make a difference every time I touch the ball.”
Dom likes his sure hands, and feels like nobody can catch him when he breaks away in the open field. His 40-yard dash time has been clocked in the range of 4.45 and 4.49 seconds.
In college Henry plans to major in kinesiology, with hopes of going into physical therapy. Dom will be taking his official visit this weekend, beginning on Thursday, Jan. 27.
You can listen to the full interview with Dom below.
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