Ever since the Rivals came out with it’s Rivals100 list for 2010 there has been one name, and one name only, at the top of the list — Seantrel Henderson. Henderson is an offensive tackle from Cretin-Durham Hall High School in St. Paul, Minnesota. A school that has produced such athletic talents as current Notre Dame wide receiver Michael Floyd and Minnesota Twins catcher — and would be Florida State quarterback — Joe Mauer.
To get an idea of Henderson’s talent, you need not look past the list of schools that have already offered him scholarships. Schools like Florida, Florida State, North Carolina, Notre Dame, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Carolina, USC and UCLA. There are also a whole host of Big Ten schools who have made offers to Henderson. In fact, over half the conference is in the race.
Iowa, Michigan, Michigan State, Minnesota, Ohio State and Wisconsin have all thrown their hats in the ring, but they’re going to have to wait a while for Henderson’s decision. While it’s not entirely known how important Henderson’s chance to play basketball as well will weigh into his decision, we do know that he’s not planning on making an announcement until National Signing Day. ($)
Henderson is the type of player that you can build your program around for four years, and he plays at one of the most important positions in the game of football. If you’re a top-flight program like Ohio State, he keeps the wheels turning. If you’re an up and comer like Minnesota, he can jumpstart the entire process for you.
So there’s no doubt that Henderson is going to be one of the busiest high school students in the country this year as he finishes school, plays football and basketball, and has to try and figure out where his future will best be served. It’s a journey we’ll be following quite closely here at Blog Ten.