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COMMITMENT! Ra’Shaun Henry joins Virginia football as grad transfer wide receiver

FCS standout is UVA’s third transfer addition of 2020

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There have been eight high school prospects to commit to the Virginia Cavaliers football program in the past 21 days. But college players have been well-represented among the torrent of new blood joining the Hoos, as well.

Another joined the fold on Tuesday, as St. Francis (PA) wide receiver Ra’Shaun Henry announced he is headed to Charlottesville as a graduate transfer with one year of eligibility.

Listed at 6-foot-2 and 195 pounds on the roster for the FCS Red Flash, Henry posted a dazzling 2019 season by leading the Northeast Conference in receptions (90) and receiving yards (1,118). Those marks ranked him 14th in all of FCS for yardage, 18th in yards per game, and 5th in receptions per game. Prior to his redshirt junior campaign, Henry had posted 19 receptions for 241 yards and one score in his first two seasons.

Henry is a product of Killeen, Texas, where he starred at Copperas Cove High School. Coach Mendenhall welcomed Henry to UVA with a video message Tuesday evening:

Virginia now faces a not-at-all-unrealistic possibility of having at least games (if not the entire pending season) where the Hoos’ leading passer, rusher, and receiver are all offseason transfer additions. 247Sports ranks former Mississippi State quarterback Keytaon Thompson’s move to Charlottesville as the 5th best quarterback transfer of 2020, while former Indiana Hoosier running back Ronnie Walker also comes in 5th among the transferring running backs.