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WVU Football Legacy, 2026 WR Recruit Chris Henry Jr. to Visit West Virginia



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Will Chris Henry Jr. be following in his father’s footsteps and playing for the WVU football team?

West Virginia fans everywhere know the name Chris Henry. Well, the son of the late Mountaineer receiver will be visiting his dad’s old stomping grounds in Morgantown on Saturday. Henry tweeted the news on Friday evening, sparking excitement amongst fans of the thought of the Henry legacy continuing for their beloved Mountaineers.

Despite the visit during spring practice, Henry still has a few years to go before he would be able to wear the Old Gold and Blue himself. He’s a wide receiver prospect in the class of 2026. Henry attends Withrow High School in Cincinnati, Ohio, growing up in the city of the Bengals, the only NFL team his late father played for.

In addition to having Mountaineer blood by birth, Henry has also been mentored by another WVU football legend. Adam “Pacman” Jones, who played with Sr., both in college and the NFL, took Jr. and his siblings in and helped raise them after their father’s tragic passing at only 26-years-old.

Even though he might have an emotional connection to WVU, Henry is by no means ready to commit to West Virginia just yet. National recruiting outlets like 247 Sports actually predict he will end up at Ohio State.

Either way, he will have plenty of options. Henry has already received offers from 20 other programs like Cincinnati, Michigan, Michigan State, Miami, Tennessee, Notre Dame, Penn State and Pitt, although that one might be difficult for those close to Henry to swallow.

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