Henderson impressed by spring game

DuPont Manual defensive lineman Aundre Henderson - a frequent visitor to Cardinal practices this spring - attended U of L's spring game and left impressed.

Despite the threat of dangerous weather, DuPont Manual's Aundre Henderson attended the Cardinals spring game at Papa John's Cardinal Stadium last weekend. While he said he didn't enjoy the weather that preceeded the game, he did say that the action on the field was impressive.

"The offense looked really good," said the 6-foot-4, 290-pound defensive lineman. "Brian Brohm played real good and the running backs ran well. I liked the way the defense played. They're looking good too. I like how the defensive line gets after the quarterback real quick."

Henderson, who attended Kentucky's Junior Day, was a frequent visitor to the Cardinals practices throughout spring, which included a visit on Junior Day. It was after one practice session that Henderson visited with head coach Bobby Petrino and assistant Greg Nord and received a scholarship offer.

So while Henderson, who also holds an offer from Kentucky, has kept busy through the early stages of spring visiting both the Cardinals and Wildcats, he has an even busier schedule ahead of him. After taking a short break, Henderson will hit the road, finding time for a number of camps and combines.

"I'm going to the Nike Combine in Michigan, the U of L lineman camp and Kentucky's camp," Henderson explained. "I'm also going to the one at Ballard High School."

Prior to his participation at Nike in Michigan, Henderson will make an unofficial visit to the school's facilities and meet with Wolverine coaches. Others expressing interest in Henderson include Alabama, Cincinnati, Clemson, Michigan State and Minnesota.

"We've talked about trimming the list of school's to six eventually," said Aundre's father. "We already know two of them will be Louisville and Kentucky."

Following his travels this spring, Henderson anticipates taking a break from the road and begin preparation for his senior season.

"He should have a great senior season," his father continued. "His team should be really good this year."

Henderson and his Manual teammates will begin play in late August in the inaugural 'Old Rivalry Bowl' at Manual Stadium.

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