September 20, 2021
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Diamond in The Rough: Cason Henry

Cason Henry is a class of 2022 tackle for Walton high school in Marietta, GA. Cason is a massive guy standing tall at 6’7 and weighing in at 295. He has a 27-inch vert, benches 335, squats 525, deadlifts 610, and cleans 235. He’s very athletic for his size and uses his size to his advantage, tossing defenders till the whistle blows. Cason has the versatility to play TE, FB, DE, DT, and anywhere on the line except center. He’s also a multi-sport athlete also participating in basketball and wrestling. Cason sports a 3.3 GPA and has been named all-state, all-region, and all cobb county with zero sacks last season.

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How long have you been playing football? Probably 10 years or so.

Do you play any other sports? I’m a basketball player as well as a wrestler in addition to football.

Why do you choose to play OT? I am long and athletic and I played it as a kid so it comes naturally.

What is the most important part of playing OT? Being the leader of the o line and doing your job and being dependable.

What’s the first thing you look at when you line up? The defenders eyes.

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What side of the line are you more comfortable at? Definitely the right side. 

Where else on the line can you play? I play every position but center.

What position do you see yourself playing at the next level? Definitely tackle. 

What’s the most important part of playing T? Being dependable and getting movement on defenders. 

Most rewarding part about playing T? We don’t get a lot of glory but I love having the player that lined up against me that game come up to me after the game and tell me I am good.

Can you play any other positions? . I’ve played tight end and fullback, as well as defensive end and defensive tackle. 

Is there a player you can compare yourself to? Honestly I can’t think of one off the top of my head, I haven’t seen many dudes like me.

Do you look up to anyone? Definitely my grandfather, who played basketball at UGA, he is my athletics role model.

What are you doing to get better? Training with my o line trainer, taking coaching from whoever will give it, and being humble about my game and working hard.

Do you have any goals for this season ? My goals are the same as last season: 200 pancake blocks/ knockdown blocks and zero sacks allowed.

Why should colleges give you a chance? I bring a unique blend of size and athleticism as well as integrity and humility that many people don’t have.

What stands out about the way you play? Definitely the extreme violence of my play, it separates me from the pack.

What has playing football taught you? Definitely that hard work plus talent beats talent every time, and that you cannot win a football game by yourself, it teaches you to work with others effectively towards a common goal. 

Do you have anything you want to throw out there for people to know?Anyone can be where I am at with enough hard work. Everyone wants it but few are willing to work hard enough to achieve it.