Henderson: Don't Read too much into UK visit

When you are 6'3", and 280 pounds, it's hard to surprise many people. But Aundre Henderson did just that a few months ago. In fact, he surprised just about everybody who follows the world of football recruiting in the state of Kentucky.

When you are 6'3", and 280 pounds, it's hard to surprise many people. But Aundre Henderson did just that a few months ago. In fact, he surprised just about everybody who follows the world of football recruiting in the state of Kentucky. The big defensive end from Louisville Manual High School decided to commit fairly early in his recruitment process and chose Minnesota after an early visit. Minnesota? It gets really cold in Minnesota, doesn't it?

Rumors have been circulating lately, though, that Aundre was wavering a bit on the commitment. There was a possibility that he was thinking about opening the process again. That speculation was only fueled by the news that Henderson was scheduling a visit to the University of Kentucky. Well, time to go to the old proverbial horse's mouth.

"Yes," said Henderson, about the visit. "I am coming down the weekend that Kentucky plays U of L in basketball. I am just trying to take all my visits and make sure that Minnesota is the right place for me and that I made the right decision. I still feel real good about Minnesota, and barring anything real major happening, that's probably where I'll end up going." Minnesota made a huge impression on the Manual star as soon as he stepped on campus. "When I went on my official visit, I just felt like I was already a part of the team. The players treated me real good, and I really liked the coaches. I just felt like I fit in right from the get-go. I think the Big 10, other than the SEC, is the best football in the nation."

Nothing personal against Kentucky says Henderson. "It wasn't that anything was really wrong with Kentucky, it was just that I really felt good about Minnesota." Could Kentucky do anything on the upcoming visit to throw a monkey wrench into his plans? "I really can't say," said Aundre. "I'm not really sure. I can't put it into words, if there is. But if something were to happen, I would just know." Sometimes a free ticket to the hottest basketball game in the country is worth checking out the campus.


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