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Tuesday, July 12, 2011
CM's Donovan Henry commits to BC

By Brendan Hall

Catholic Memorial head coach Alex Campea has confirmed that incoming senior defensive back Donovan Henry verbally committed to Boston College last night, for the fall of 2012.

That makes three Division 1 commits in the last three months for the Knights, joining linebacker Camren Williams (Penn State) and quarterback A.J. Doyle (NC State). A fourth, slotback/defensive back Armani Reeves, is expected to choose from a dozen Division 1 FBS scholarship offers before the start of the season.

The 5-foot-11, 185-pound Henry most recently made a one-day visit to Chestnut Hill last week. He was also considering a scholarship offer from UMass as well as a track scholarship from Northeastern. Henry went undefeated in the 200-meter dash in the outdoor track season this spring, before pulling a hamstring prior to the New England championships.

Henry is the Knights' starting running back, built with quality lower-body strength, but was recruited to play in the secondary, and is considered to have above-average footwork to complement his speed.

"He's a terrific tackler," Campea said. "I play him at safety because of the fact that he's a sure tackler. He's not one of those guys looking to make a highlight film, he makes sure he gets you on the ground. The good part, and I say this about all my guys, is that I got him for one more year."

Campea was pleased with the decision by Henry, who will be a captain for this year's Knights.

"The fact of the matter is Boston College is a terrific institution," Campea said. "Obviously he's looking for the opportunity to play football at a high level and get a great education, and certainly Boston College fits both criteria. I'm pleased for him. He's a terrific player, terrific person and hey, I'm excited for him."