3-star WR Tyrell Henry commits to MSU


MSU head coach Mel Tucker gives instructions to MSU corner Angelo Grose during practice/ Photo Credit: MSU Athletic Communications

Nathan Stearns, Football Beat Reporter

EAST LANSING— Michigan State coach Mel Tucker has landed his first skill position commit in the 2022 recruiting class. 

Tyrell Henry, a three-star wide receiver from Roseville, committed to Michigan State on Friday evening. Henry is the third overall commit in the 2022 class and the first who isn’t an offensive lineman. He also is the highest-rated recruit among the three commits. 

Henry is rated by 247 Sports as the No. 18 overall prospect in Michigan as well as the No. 560 overall prospect in the country. He has a composite rating of 0.8577 and chose MSU over other schools such as Michigan, Penn State, Cincinnati, Kentucky, Nebraska, Pittsburgh, Syracuse and West Virginia. 

Henry was originally offered a scholarship by MSU on April 16, 2020.  

In 2019, Henry played several positions for Roseville in addition to receiver, including safety, cornerback, quarterback and punter. He had 50 receptions for 600 yards and nine touchdowns as a sophomore. 

Henry’s game-breaking athletic ability is a welcome addition to an MSU roster that didn’t have a wide receiver commit in the entire 2021 recruiting class. His positional versatility should allow for Henry to carve out an early role on special teams in 2022 and beyond. 

With Henry in the fold, Tucker and company will turn their attention to other talented in-state recruits, including four-star Dearborn Fordson wide receiver Antonio Gates Jr. and four-star West Bloomfield running back Dillon Tatum. 247Sports currently predicts that Gates Jr. will commit to Michigan State. The site also has MSU, along with Michigan, as the two most likely landing spots for Tatum.