Henderson to Arkansas

Arkansas adds to its defensive haul on Monday when defensive tackle John Henderson (6-2, 300, 4.9) of Visalia (CA) College of the Sequoias becomes the third player from his school to commit to sign with the Razorbacks.

The University of Arkansas has apparently opened a feeder school in California.

At least that is what it seems like as defensive tackle John Henderson (6-2, 300, 4.9) became the third defensive player from the Visalia College of the Sequoias to commit to the Razorbacks' 2009 recruiting class.

He did so on Monday after narrowing his decision down to Arkansas, Kansas and Arizona.

"Yes, I am going to be a Razorback," Henderson confirmed Monday night. I just really like the coaches and atmosphere and how much support the fans give the team."

Henderson, who had 18 tackles as a sophomore, including 15 unassisted ones, three sacks and also an interception, joins Muskogee (OK) High's Robert Thomas (6-2, 311) as defensive tackles in this class.

"I think I am a real good pass rusher and pretty good all around, but I could get better at my run stops," Henderson said. "I think I am a player that works hard and will come in and do what Arkansas needs me to do."

The Razorbacks have also added a pair of tall Texas prep defensive ends as well in 6-8, 235-pound Ryan Calendar of Caddo Mills and 6-7, 255-pound Colton Nash of Sulphur Springs.

Arkansas had already landed safety Andru Stewart and safety Anthony Leon from COS. COS wideout Billy Foster, who also visited Arkansas but did not get an offer, has committed to Southern Miss per Henderson.

The defenders were all part of the third-ranked defensive in the California junior college ranks this past season.

"I think we were the best defense in California," Henderson said. "Anthony is a hard-hitting guy, an aggressive guy and someone who really brings it in the run game and also covers very well. Andru is very smart. It is like having another coach on the field. He is where he is supposed to be on every play."





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