Editor’s Note: We’re going to be releasing a series of profiles on key Villanova Wildcats recruiting targets over the next 1-2 weeks.
Name: Henry Schroeder
Height/Weight: 6’4” 275 lbs.
Hometown/HS: Richmond, Va. | St. Christopher’s School
Offers: Temple, Marshall, Villanova
His Game: Schroeder has primarily lined up at left guard for his high school, but has played sparingly at left tackle as well. He’s got great size for a high school prospect and at 6’4” has room to pack on more weight.
Schroeder doesn’t necessarily fire off the snap with venom (it looks more like a system design), but he engages defenders really well and moves them to where he wants them to be. That’s important in offenses that rely on timing like Villanova’s does.
He has excellent feet - moves extremely well while engaged in a block or in space while seeking out additional defenders after a play as developed. Looks like the prototypical lineman that Villanova goes after - great size, room to add weight/strength and positional flexibility.
How He Fits: Villanova runs a lot of read-option looks in their spread offense, so often timing of blocking is just as important as the ability to overpower a defender. Schroeder demonstrates the ability to do both.
He moves extremely well in space. That’s important if he’s going to play guard in the future as ‘Nova features pulling guards quite a bit. His footwork and size should be a strength in pass-protection as well.
Bottom line, he looks like a multi-year starter if he does choose Villanova. His postional flexibility is a huge asset as ‘Nova has had to shuffle players around in recent years due to injury, often times without missing a beat.