Varsity Preps

Henry Black 2015 Spotlight

Henry Black


5’11 180

Woodlawn (SHV)


Offers: Memphis



Defensive backs represent more than a quarter of the Varsity Preps Top 100 for 2015. Next year’s haul of defensive backs in Louisiana could go down as one of the best ever. With more college programs suing the spread offense, the demand for quality defensive backs is at an all-time high. Louisiana will be a hotbed for college recruiters searching for DB’s in 2015.

Henry Black (Woodlawn SHV) is currently ranked #31 on the Varsity Preps 2015 rankings, but look for the technician to move up the rankings after this season.

After spending some time watching Black on the camp circuit, I’ve noticed that he was one of the most technically sound defensive backs that I’ve ever come seen at such a young age. Black is not the fastest cornerback in his class, but he makes up for his lack of speed with sound fundamentals.

Good size with great upside

Solid open-field tackler

Fluid backpedaling off the line, then flipping his hips to transition

Effective in zone coverage

Solid open-field tackler

Excels at press/man coverage

Stays with opponents out of breaks

High football IQ

Shows good route recognition

Quick up the field defending the run

Plays faster than his 40-time

Plays with excellent balance, body control, and possesses natural hands for the interception.

Good frame, could easily add 10-15 pounds.


“Henry is a kid with so much upside with every rep he takes. He has a great attitude and wants to be the best. His skill set is simply a reflection of how hard he works and wants to be coached.” –Woodlawn Head Coach J. Wilson

“Henry is a great teammate, and a true shutdown corner.” —TD Moton teammate

“Henry is a long and physical cornerback who can shut anyone down in man coverage.  We’ve camped a lot together I would love to be teammates one day.”—–C.J Morgan camp buddy


Black camped at the Rivals Camp series, Rivals Underclassmen Challenge, Oklahoma, Texas, Memphis, LSU, ULL, Houston and Baylor this past summer.

Baylor, Florida State, Alabama, LSU, Texas, Arkansas and Oklahoma are showing interest.

Black shares the defensive backfield with 2014 D1 prospect Donovon Wilson

Woodlawn has a history of producing D1 football players. Joe Ferguson, Terry Bradshaw, Fred Harris, James Gillyard, Dennis Morris, Tommy Spinks, Tyrone Fraizer, Derrick Clarkston, Toshiro Davis, Trey Prather and Johnny Booty.




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