Can’t say this one comes as much of a surprise. In fact, on Pryor’s signing day many of us speculated Henton’s fate.
Scout.com has gone on record announcing what has been speculated for a few days now. Ohio State QB Antonio Henton will transfer to Georgia Southern and more than likely take over the starting job there.
Henton, a 6-foot-2, 232 pound Fort Valley native, already has Georgia Southern ties – Eagle offensive coordinator Rance Gillespie was Henton’s high school head coach at Peach County. Henton was tabbed the 2005 Georgia Offensive Player of the Year as a senior when he helped his team to the Class AAA state title, the first in Peach County’s history. He threw for 2,117 yards and 30 touchdowns his senior year and was touted as one of the best multi-threat quarterback prospects in the country coming out of high school.
Unfortunately for Anotnio, he will be remembered for only one thing around Columbus. Did that mistake cost him a shot at another major program? Probably not. Henton will be able to play right away for GS. He will also get some exposure and a shot at perhaps a free agent contract if he does well at Southern. For Antonio the phrase ‘wrong place, wrong time’ is pretty appropriate. He had no idea that OSU would land Terrelle Pryor, or that it would mean the end of his opportunities to play QB at Ohio State.
WFNY wishes Henton the best of luck. Thank you for not transferring to UM by the way.