By NU Athletic Communications
OL, 6-4, 305, Omaha, Neb. (Omah Burke HS/North Dakota State College of Science)
Offensive lineman Ricky Henry is one of six Nebraska natives in the 2008 signing class, including three players from Omaha. Henry originally signed with Nebraska in 2006, but has spent the past two seasons at the North Dakota State College of Science, where he was a standout on the offensive line. Henry has started every game at right guard the past two seasons, and in 2007, Henry earned first-team all-region honors for Coach Chuck Parsons. Henry attended Omaha Burke High School, where he earned two-time first-team Class A all-state honors. In 2005, Henry was named to the Omaha World-Herald's All-Nebraska team and the Lincoln Journal Star's Super-State squad. Henry made his biggest mark on defense in high school with 84 tackles, including 27 tackles for loss as a senior, and another 107 tackles during his junior season. Henry also starred on the wrestling mat in high school, winning the Class A state heavyweight title as a senior, after earning runner-up honors in his junior season. Henry is the first Husker scholarship recruit from Omaha Burke since Adam Julch and Aaron Wills signed with the Huskers in 1995. Henry will have three years to complete two seasons of eligibility at Nebraska. In addition to Nebraska, Henry also received offers from Colorado and Houston. Henry was born on July 27, 1987, and is the son of Maria Henry.