DeAndre Henry Committed to Nevada Wolf Pack
Henry was once an elite football prospect who earned Division-I offers from several top programs. However, he chose basketball instead and it has paid dividends ever since.
Now at UC Davis, he is poised to increase his fantasy value further. He plays on an impressive squad that should rely heavily on running plays this year.
Early Life and Education
DeAndre Henry is an exceptional two-sport star at Phoenix Mountain Pointe and garnering Division-I football consideration as a potential offensive tackle prospect. However, on Tuesday he decided that basketball was his true passion and pledged his commitment to Nevada Wolf Pack.
Henry has cut his weight down to 270 pounds and been working tirelessly on his game at PHH Prep in Phoenix under former Mountain Pointe coach Kirk Fauke. Although Henry possesses both size and strength for college football, his love for basketball overpowered that decision.
Nevada players Desmond Cambridge Jr., Warren Washington and Alem Huseinovic also entered the transfer portal this offseason to explore transfer possibilities. Each has three seasons remaining of eligibility and will become immediately eligible at their new school.
DeAndre Henry earned rave reviews as an offensive lineman during his sophomore season at Phoenix Mountain Pointe, leading Power 5 college coaches to pursue him. However, DeAndre decided instead to follow his passion and play basketball instead – slimming down from 270 pounds to 220 in order to gain an advantage in basketball.
Henry made headlines during his senior season by showing his versatility by returning punts and kickoffs for touchdowns, becoming the first Penn Stater since Derrick Williams in 2008 to do it.
Henry had an uneven 2021 campaign, yet still managed to show flashes of his talent late in games. He helped lead his Titans past Kansas City by running hard with an injured ankle before sealing another victory with a fourth-quarter game-winner run.
Achievement and Honors
Henry made waves during his sophomore season for Phoenix Mountain Pointe, drawing attention from Power 5 college coaches for his combination of height, toughness and speed as an offensive tackle. They quickly fell for him.
As a freshman, he appeared in all 13 games and started one. He amassed 24 tackles during that season and earned Conference USA Honorable Mention honors.
He made history on special teams by returning a punt for a touchdown, becoming the first Nittany Lion since Derrick Williams at Wisconsin to do so.
Deandre Henry lives at 5231 Penrith Dr, Durham, NC 27713. His parents are Shakkia and Antoinette Henry; he has one sibling, Ta’Zhawn Henry; his dog’s name is Bo; he advocates animal rights.
Henry was an exceptional football player at Phoenix Mountain Pointe and power 5 college coaches were courting him to sign with them; but instead pursued basketball instead – becoming one of Arizona’s premier players as a result.
He currently plays for Team Harden, one of the premier 16U programs in Ohio and possesses an exceptional recruitment profile. A tireless worker with an extraordinary work ethic, he brings an unselfish approach to basketball that stands him in good stead for future success.
He possesses an outstanding shooting touch and passing ability, and with improved decision-making and ball handling he could enjoy a successful career at the next level. Additionally, he’s an amazing teammate with incredible potential as an exceptional player.
Henry also benefits from endorsement deals with Campbell’s Chunky Soup, Geico, and Pizza Hut – earning additional income outside his professional salary.
Sponsorship deals have added significantly to his net worth. He maintains an active social media presence and often appears in promotional content for various brands he endorses, as well as owning a 2016 Nissan TITAN XD Platinum Reserve Edition car.
The Titans hope to take full advantage of their current window with Ryan Tannehill-Henry at quarterback, yet require adding experienced wide receiver and tight end talent.