The final major recruiting weekend for 2014 came to a close (except for Kenny Young who is still on campus) on Sunday, and while there are still in-home visits left to be done, the staff will slowly turn their attention to 2015. With five guys already committed and two in the secondary for 2015, the class received another huge boost when four-star safety Kevin Henry out of Central High School in Baton Rouge made his college intentions known to attend LSU. It didn't take Henry long at all to jump at the opportunity, receiving his scholarship offer only four days beforehand. But let's not waste anymore of your time and get into what he will bring to Death Valley
DBU Gets Stronger
Junior Highlights Unfortunately, there are no highlights of him on Youtube, so you will have to make one extra click to watch his highlights on HUDL, but you will be glad that you did. Most of the time these days, safeties are put into two categories: your big, hard-hitting variety or the smaller, more athletic ball-hawking safeties. It's a rare treat when you get someone that can fulfill both of those types with one guy. Kevin Henry does just that. When you watch his film, you get a little taste of everything. You see him as a ball hawk, reading the QB's eyes and picking the pass off. The next clip shows him coming up to the line and making a play on the running back, and so forth and so on.
At 6'2" and 205 pounds, Henry is already a well put-together athlete at safety, and even plays small forward on his basketball team. I wouldn't be surprised if Henry rises up to a five-star when all is said and done when you just look at all of the tools that he brings to the position.
What This Means At LSU
When you look at the talent coming in the secondary in the 2014 class, then you see guys like Tolliver, Henry and Xavier Lewis for 2015, you can expect to see a number of coverage sacks in the near future. With guys like Jamal Adams, John Battle and Devin Voorhies coming in at safety in 2014, Henry will add in a lot of talent and depth, especially if Tolliver potentially moves back there (although I see him sticking at CB).
With basically a quarter of the 2015 class already filled, it is a strong start to a recruiting season that has a lot of depth in the state of Louisiana. However, there is no second guessing when it comes to Henry. He continues to get better and will be a major asset once he makes his impact felt in Death Valley.