via Darrion Henry Young's Twitter
Ohio State transfer Darion Henry-Young has announced that he has committed to Kentucky! The 6'4" 265 defensive end was in Lexington this past weekend for a visit, and per usual, Vince Marrow got the job done, securing a commitment this morning.
Kentucky's front seven is starting to take shape with key returning announcements from linebackers Jordan Wright and Jacquez Jones, and now adding Henry-Young from the portal. These returning veterans will join other talented returners such as JJ Weaver, Octavious Oxendine, and Trevin Wallace in the front seven. Having this many returning pieces surrounding Henry-Young should allow for the young talent to more easily get accustomed into Brad White's defense.
Henry-Young will have to fill one of the biggest holes in all of college football, having to help replace Josh Paschal, who is heavily anticipated to get drafted in the NFL this summer. Not only was Josh one of the best talents on the team, but the Big Blue Nation knows just how much his leadership meant to the culture of this football program.
Henry-Young hasn't seen much of the field yet in his collegiate career. He redshirted as a true freshman, and only saw total 18 snaps, all coming at the end of two blowout wins this season. However, he was a consensus 4 star prospect and the second best player from Ohio in his recruiting class. He should absolutely see an opportunity this upcoming season to turn this potential into on-field production for the Blue and White.