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Chris Henry Jr. has opportunity to create legacy at Withrow

Chris Henry Jr. has opportunity to create legacy at Withrow
Chris Henry Jr. in attendance for an Ohio State game. (Credit: Lori Schmidt/Columbus Dispatch/USA TODAY Sports)

CINCINNATI (BVM) – One of Ohio’s premier prep talents is on the move. 

Chris Henry Jr. will be transferring from West Clermont High School to Withrow High School for next season.

The son of the former Bengals receiver has become not only one of the best players in his state, but in the country.

Despite his graduation date not being until 2026, the star playmaker has already received five Power 5 offers, including his father’s alma mater, West Virginia.

Henry Jr. finished his freshman season with 29 receptions, 292 yards and five touchdowns. On the defensive side of the ball, he also had three interceptions as a safety. 

In his first year of high school ball, Henry Jr. made the Division I second-team all-district team. He has already also been invited to the 2026 Under Armour All-America Game.

Moving with Henry Jr. will be his younger brother Demarcus, who will be a freshman next year.

The brothers are joining a Withrow team that just finished 8-4 in 2022. The Tigers also were 5-0 in conference play.

For a Withrow program that suffered seven consecutive losing seasons from 2014 through 2020, they now have the talent to be one of the very best teams in Ohio.

Also on the Tigers is star cornerback Terhyon Nichols. He ranks as the No. 10 player in the state for the 2024 class according to 247 Sports, as well as a top-300 player in the nation.

Withrow High School should be a popular place on Friday nights next football season for local and national scouts.

And for Henry Jr., standing at 6-foot-6 with a 4.50 40-yard dash time, he’ll have an opportunity to even further bolster the hype behind his name.