If you thought Arkansas was about to cool off on the recruiting trail, think again. Chad Morris and company have not only put together arguably the best recruiting class in the history of the Razorback football program their first year on the job, but they could also be closing in on their No. 1 target since taking the job in Fayetteville.
On Monday evening, the nation’s No. 1 tight end prospect Hudson Henry announced he plans to make his commitment this week — Thursday at Noon to be specific. The Little Rock native is the younger brother of former Arkansas All-American tight end Hunter Henry and brother of current Razorback linebacker Hayden Henry.
In the spring, Hudson announced a top five of Arkansas, Clemson, Penn State, Stanford, and Wisconsin (in no particular order).
Here’s the message he put out on Twitter announcing the decision:
I will be announcing my commitment this Thursday at 12 PM!! Stay tuned!👌🏻👌🏻👌🏻
— Hudson Henry (@hudsonhenry84) October 9, 2018
Could it just be a coincidence that Henry, a Little Rock native, is making his commitment announcement the same week the Razorback program is headed to Little Rock to play Ole Miss in War Memorial Stadium? Could it be a coincidence that Henry is ready to make his announcement after seeing current Razorback tight end C.J. O’Grady rip off seven catches for 48 yards and two touchdowns in Chad Morris’ offense against Alabama, the No. 1 team in the nation?
But it’s also possible all those things hit home for Henry and his family this week and did enough to push the Razorbacks over the top in his recruitment. Either way, whatever was done to make Henry decide this week was the time to end his recruitment, it could be a huge week for the Razorbacks if the Pulaski Academy product becomes the latest member of his family to go to school in Fayetteville.
To get an idea of why Henry ranks among the elite prospects in the nation, check out his junior season high light reel for Pulaski Academy: