Tigers Add Seventh Verbal Commitment

Coach Tommy Tuberville's Tigers added another player for the 2008 football signee class.

Birmingham, Ala.--Auburn picked up its seventh verbal commitment for the 2008 football signee class on Sunday when Shades Valley High School defensive end Cameron Henderson chose the Tigers.

Henderson said his relationship with position coach and recruiter Terry Price was a big reason for his decision. "It was time for me to make my decision and get it over with."

The 6-6, 220-pounder received an offer from Auburn after a strong performance in a July 14th prospect camp on the AU campus. He says that the camp experience went well and he left with a good feeling about Tommy Tuberville's program.

The defensive end, who is being recruited by AU defensive ends coach Terry Price, notes that his camp performance wasn't the only thing the coaches liked. "I sent them a tape recently and then they offered me after that," he points out.

Henderson, who is the cousin of current Auburn linebacker Merrill Johnson, says he chose the Tigers over offers from Arkansas and Mississippi State.

He goes into his senior season as a two-year starter in basketball for Shades Valley as a power forward while he will be looking to start for a second season in football.

He is also looking for a more successful season for his team on the football field. "We should be better than we were last year," he says. "We were kind of a bad team."

Cameron Henderson

As a junior, Henderson says he finished the season with 90 tackles with six quarterback sacks. He also recovered two fumbles. In basketball, he averaged 12 points and nine rebounds per contest.

The defensive end says he didn't grow up a fan of any particular college football program, but points out the last couple of years since he started getting into football he has been impressed with how Auburn plays the game.

In the classroom, Henderson is also looking to the future. "I want to major in business or something like that," he says. "I am not an honor student, but I am doing all right," says Henderson, who adds that he is on track to be an academic qualifier in the class of 2008.

Auburn's other commitments include:

Auburn Verbal Commitments



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