Darrion Henry-Young, a defensive end who spent the last two years at Ohio State, will transfer and intends to finish his college career with the University of Kentucky football team.
Henry-Young is a former four-star prospect who signed with the Buckeyes as part of the 2020 recruiting class. The Cincinnati native, listed at 6-foot-4 and 265 pounds, played at Princeton High School and was tabbed as a top-20 prospect at defensive tackle and as Ohio’s No. 2 player in that class.
He played in two games as a true freshman but did not participate during the 2021 season. Henry-Young, who finished as the No. 66 overall prospect in Rivals’ class of 2020 rankings, will have up to four years of eligibility at Kentucky.
The addition of Henry-Young should bolster a defensive end and tackle rotation that was thinned by the departure of longtime starter Josh Paschal for the NFL Draft and by an injury last season to Octavious Oxendine, who should be available by the start of the 2022 season. Sophomore Tre’Vonn Rybka improved as he saw increased playing time over the season, and Kahlil Saunders showed promise as a true freshman forced into action down the stretch.
This story was originally published January 10, 2022 10:48 AM.