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4-star defensive tackle Darrion Henry commits to Ohio State

The Buckeyes defensive line factory keeps on churning

Mick Walker

The Ohio State Buckeyes have produced top-tier NFL talent along the defensive line in three of the last four years. Darrion Henry wants to be a part of the action, as the 2020 four-star defensive tackle has committed to the Buckeyes. Henry will join Ty Hamilton as the second defensive lineman to join the program in the 2020 class.

The 6-foot-4.5, 279-pound defensive lineman is yet another Ohio product for the in-state-focused Ryan Day, coming out of Princeton High School in Cincinnati. Henry is listed by the 247sports composite as the No. 11 defensive tackle in the country and No. 2 recruit in the state of Ohio. Internally, 247sports has him rated a bit lower, coming in as the No. 18 DT and No. 4 in the state.

The DT was very highly sought after, having received 26 offers in total. Henry is a huge win for the Buckeyes, especially having been able to lure him away from his hometown up-and-coming Cincinnati Bearcats, who cracked the lineman’s top six back at the end of April. Henry made official visits to both LSU and Tennessee before his official visit to Ohio State this Friday.

Henry will join high school teammate Paris Johnson Jr. on the Buckeyes, with the program having now hauled in the top two recruits in the state. He will get to continue to mold his craft with guidance from defensive line guru Larry Johnson as Ohio State looks to further establish what is shaping up to be a phenomenal 2020 class.

Check out highlights from Henry’s junior season: