2015 safety Henry commits to Tigers

Kevin Henry (20) has committed to LSU. (Richard Alan Hannon | The Advocate)

Kevin Henry (20) has committed to LSU. (Richard Alan Hannon | The Advocate)

Kevin Henry plans to stay close to home.

Henry, a four star safety from Central High, has committed to play at LSU. He’s a 2015 commitment, LSU’s sixth commitment of that class.

Kevin Henry

Kevin Henry

“They offered me two to three weeks ago,” Henry said. “I kept my eye on it. Went over it with my family and they gave me the green like. That’s a place not too many people get to go to. I’ve been watching them as a kid.”

Henry, 6-foot-2, 210 pounds, is the No. 12 safety nationally for the class of 2015, according to 24/7 Sports’ composite rankings. He’s the 10th best 2015 player in the state.

Henry had 47.5 tackles, six for losses, and two interceptions while helping the Wildcats to the Class 5A state quarterfinals as a junior last year.

“Kevin’s got a tremendous work ethic,” said Central offensive coordinator David Simoneaux. “Ferocious competitor. Very physical defensive player for us. A school like LSU is going to be lucky to have him.”

Henry was recruited by LSU offensive coordinator Cam Cameron. He called coach Les Miles and Cameron this afternoon to deliver the news.

Henry had other offers from Ole Miss and Louisiana Tech, but LSU was the first school to offer him a scholarship. He chose to end the recruiting process early and it’s not hard to figure out why.

He lives a few minutes from LSU’s campus.

“Nothing like playing in front of your family,” he said.

In the 2015 commitment class, Henry joins cornerback Kevin Tolliver II, of Jacksonville, Fla., University High running back Nick Brossette, East St. John cornerback Xavier Lewis, Texas tight end Hanner Shipley and long snapper Blake Ferguson of Georgia.

Tolliver is the top-ranked composite recruit in the nation.