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Four-star WR Keonde Henry breaks down his commitment to Purdue

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Keonde Henry (Cole Patterson/

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Purdue has made another splash in the state of Texas for the 2024 recruiting cycle. With four-star quarterback Marcos Davila already in the boat, the Boilermakers have now landed four-star wide receiver Keonde Henry to bolster the passing attack even more.

For Henry, the decision comes shortly after he decommitted from Boston College. Henry opted to take his official visit to West Lafayette, and that's when his eyes were opened about the possibility of teaming up with Davila on the next level.

"I got to see what my life would be like if I were to go there for the next three or four years," Henry told Rivals about his trip up to see the Boilermakers. "They grind up there, which really opened my eyes, because I love the grind."

Wide receivers coach Cory Patterson and offensive coordinator Graham Harrell led the charge for the four-star wideout. Patterson convinced Henry to see the campus and everything that the school had to offer, ultimately leading to Monday's commitment.

But it was Davila that really sold Henry on spending his collegiate career in the Hoosier State. The Dallas wideout and the West Texas passer have developed a bond during the recruiting process, and it's the Boilermakers that are reaping the benefits of that.

"Out of all the people that were really recruiting me, he was the one calling me and texting me about seeing the school, even after I had committed to BC," Henry said of Davila. "He said that he needs somebody that can make plays. With all of the guys we have committed, we can all make plays."

Henry has proven to be a big-time playmaker on the high school level in the Lone Star State. He averaged over 20 yards per reception during his junior campaign, posting 626 yards receiving and 10 touchdowns. The newest Purdue pledge is a red zone weapon and is a threat after the catch.

Purdue continues to have success inside Texas. Henry joins Davila and high three-star defensive lineman Caleb Mitchell-Irving. He also adds to a skill talent group that includes Jo’Ziah Edmond.

"I'm bringing Purdue a lot, especially my speed. I get open and I can go up and get the ball," said Henry. "There's a lot that I'm bringing to the table. But at the end of the day, I just want to win."

Rivals ranks Keonde Henry as the No. 235 overall recruit in the 2024 recruiting cycle. The 6-foot-3 and 185-pound wideout is the No. 35 receiver and No. 47 prospect in the state of Texas. He is the highest-rated pledge in Purdue's class.