Ohio State made a major addition in the class of 2026 on Friday evening.

The Buckeyes earned a commitment from Chris Henry Jr., who was in Columbus on an unofficial visit. He made his announcement while speaking to reporters on Friday.

“I’m committed to Ohio State, most definitely,” Henry said.

Henry is the son of the late Bengals receiver Chris Henry, who tragically passed away in 2009 at just 26 years old.

Despite his youth, Henry has been on Ohio State’s radar for over a year. He first picked up an offer from the Buckeyes back in June of 2022 — prior to his freshman season.

Henry attends Withrow High School in Cincinnati. He’s listed at 6-foot-5, 185 pounds. He’s also received interest from programs such as Alabama, Clemson and USC so far in his recruitment.

Henry is Ohio State’s first commitment in the class of 2026. Due to how early it is in the 2026 cycle, Henry does not currently have a 247Sports Composite rating.

Here are some highlights from his freshman season: