VAUGHT: Henderson receiving a lot of attention

When a player is 6-6, weighs 270 and moves well, college football coaches are going to find him. That's why Manual coach Joe Nichols has not been surprised by all the attention his defensive lineman, Aundre Henderson, has received from coaches this spring.

When a player is 6-6, weighs 270 and moves well, college football coaches are going to find him. That's why Manual coach Joe Nichols has not been surprised by all the attention his defensive lineman, Aundre Henderson, has received from coaches this spring.

"He can move and he plays hard," Nichols said. "Defensive linemen and cornerbacks are a premium for any team at any level. That's one reason Aundre is receiving so much attention."

"He needs to get stronger. He also needs to work on going 100 percent all time and not take any play off. He can be a lot stronger and more dominant than what he has. If he improves a few fundamental things and gets focused just a little better, he could be an even more dominant player than what he has been."

While Louisville and Kentucky both made early offers to Henderson, other offers continue to come, especially from Big Ten schools.

"Minnesota, Indiana and Michigan State have offered and Michigan will probably offer him, too, after he goes to their camp," Nichols said.

Nichols thinks Henderson will eventually pick a school within a five-hour radius of Louisville. "Kentucky and Louisville are both in his top three or four. He's a good player that they both really want," the Manual coach said.

Henderson's recruitment has helped his teammates as Nichols thinks three others - fullback-defensive back Javeare White, linebacker-running back Lavon Carter and running back Tim Horton - will get offers.

"I think I had 20 coaches in one week looking at our players," Nichols said. "Carter is legit. He runs the 40 (yard dash) in 4.4 or 4.3 (seconds). He has size (6-0, 180) and speed. He's getting looked at almost as hard as Aundre right now.

"White went to Michigan's camp and ran 4.5. He's 5-10, 190 and really runs well. He doesn't have great stats, but since he showed the coaches how he can run they have all really liked him. Horton also has a chance to be a good player, too. I think there could be 15 to 20 Division I players in Jefferson County this year and I really believe I have four of them."


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