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Ohio State commit Chris Henry Jr. transfers to Mater Dei, raising eyebrows

Just over a week since earning an invite to the Under Armour All-America Game, former Withrow High School wide receiver and Ohio State commit Chris Henry Jr. made big news. He announced he would attend school next year at Mater Dei High School in Santa Ana, California.

Mater Dei is a national football powerhouse with multiple state and national championships. The school has produced Heisman Trophy winners Matt Leinart and Bryce Young and has been a developmental source for former USC players Bru McCoy, JT Daniels, Raesjon Davis, Kyron Ware-Hudson, Max Wittek and Matt Grootegood, just to name a few among many others.

Last season, the Monarchs went 13-1 and finished as the No. 3 team in the nation in the MaxPreps rankings.

Henry Jr., the No. 1-ranked sophomore wide receiver in the nation, made the announcement on X earlier this week.

In a statement, the star player thanked his family, coaches and team, who he said were “locked in for life.” Henry reflected upon the team’s wins as well as the bond he and his teammates had built together. Henry thanked his family for “all the love, support and sacrifices,” which he said have molded him into “the person I am today.”

Although firmly committed to Ohio State, Henry is now in USC territory. In this day and age no commitment is safe until the player signs and goes to school.

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