Ashton Henderson Has to Reschedule Visit

Ashton Henderson was scheduled to take his official visit up to Illinois this weekend, but he was not able to make it due to the ACT test. Henderson talks to about when he will reschedule his visit for, and his relationship with the Illini coaching staff.

Ashton Henderson, the 64th overall CB in the country, from Lincoln High School in Tallahassee Florida did not make the trip to Champaign this weekend. Illini fans can still rest assured, though, as Henderson had to stay home and take his ACT. He will be rescheduling a visit for January. Read on to see where his recruitment stands as of now.

"I actually wasn't able to make it to Illinois this weekend because I had to take the ACT yesterday morning. It went great."

Henderson said that he is still going to visit the Illini in January, but the actual date has yet to be set. He is going to be in contact with the Illini coaches on Monday to get it rescheduled.

The recruitment for the talented Florida defensive back has started to pick up. He already has a visit scheduled for UCLA (1/21) and is debating taking two more.

"It seems like a new school is coming in every day. Oregon has been getting involved lately and Ohio State has recently started talking to me a lot more."

"The Illini are pretty high on my list right now. I don't have any favorites at the moment, but Illinois is in as good of shape as anybody."

It appears that Coach Dan Disch has made a great impact on Henderson and if the Illini are able to land him, then Coach Disch can be subject to much praise.

"Coach Disch has spent the most time recruiting me. We have a really good relationship. He's the one that usually talks to me on the phone, he's came to visit me at school. He's been telling me to not look at the prestige of the school when making a decision, but to look for a place that is going to make me happy. I've been looking at the whole recruiting process different since I started talking with him."

The most important factors for Henderson in picking a school are academics, going to a place where he will be happy, and a place that gives him an option for life after football. He plans on deciding after he takes all of his visits, likely in late January.

JayD's Notes: Henderson really seems to speak well of Coach Disch. I think the Illini will be in great shape to land him against some of the more prestigious programs and it's all due to the relationship that Coach Disch has built with Ashton. Ashton and his mother were both very polite and well-spoken. He will be a tremendous asset to any school that he chooses both on and off the field.

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