Cats were ready and waiting for Henderson

Khalid Henderson was a signing day surprise for the Kentucky faithful.

Khalid Henderson's signing was a very pleasant surprise for both the Kentucky fans and the coaching staff.

Henderson, out of Pebblebrook HS in Mableton, Georgia, was committed to Tennessee from last summer through early December. In December he re-opened his recruitment. Henderson's final decision came down to traditional national power Nebraska and Kentucky.

On signing day Phillips was asked about Henderson's recruitment.

Phillips said, "Khalid Henderson was a guy that we were sitting there waiting, when he became available, Coach Minter had a chance to go down and visit with him, and he liked the look in his eyes, liked him physically -- and I say "physically" because you better like 'em physically first, you know, because -- it's just like when I met my wife, I saw her from a distance, I better like what I saw first."

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