SoCal cornerback visiting Boulder

Colorado is hosting a cornerback this weekend from Southern California who wasn't even being recruited by the program a week ago. Such is the recruiting whirlwind in the weeks before signing day. Get inside for another exclusive from

Norco High School cornerback Greg Henderson said he started hearing from Colorado coaches on Monday this week and he received a scholarship offer Tuesday. Thursday night offensive coordinator and running backs coach Eric Bieniemy stopped by for an in-home visit and this morning Henderson is boarding a plane to make an official visit to Boulder.

"It was a great meeting and I can't wait to take my visit this weekend," Handerson said of his meeting with Bieniemy. "I can already feel the love from the family of Buffaloes and right now I'm very interested in Colorado."

Henderson is a 5-foot-9, 180-pound prospect who also holds scholarship offers from New Mexico and Air Force. He has been communicating with coaches at Washington, too.

Henderson played defensive exclusively as a senior and produced seven interceptions as a cornerback. He also returned punts and took two to the house. He said he would like to continue as a return man in college.

Henderson said he is familiar with defensive coordinator Greg Brown and has talked to him on the phone. He said he likes Brown's track record as a coach and his history producing pro players from the college ranks and coaching pro players in the National Football League.

Many of Henderson's current and former teammates at Norco play or will play for other programs in the Pac-12 Conference. Henderson said having a chance to compete against his friends and play often on the West Coast is an appealing part of his CU offer.

Another compelling aspect of possibly joining the Colorado program is the possibility of earning early playing time in Boulder, Henderson said.

"It's never given to you," he said. "You've always got to compete for it, but as long as I can compete for it, I like that."

This will be Henderson's first official visit. He is not sure when he will make his decision or if he will visit another school next weekend, which will be the final opportunity for visits before signing day.

He said he is coming to Boulder with a completely open mind and a lot of excitement.

"I just want to see how the coaches and the players vibe with each other," Henderson said. "I want to see about the education there and how the campus looks. I've never been to Colorado before. So it's going to be something new to me."

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