Henderson performs well at Michigan Combine

Manual defensive lineman Aundre Henderson - who now holds three scholarship offers - turned in a solid outing at the Nike Michigan Combine.

Due to an injury during his junior season at DuPont Manual High School, Aundre Henderson is somewhat of an unknown heading into his final year of high school. While the two in-state program's have already extended scholarship offers, Henderson wanted to show to the many college coaches on hand at the Nike Michigan Combine what Louisville and Kentucky already know.

"It's good to know that Louisville and Kentucky know what Aundre can do, but he wanted to know what other coaches had to say about his play," explained his father, Aundre Sr. "He did well."

"It was nice," the senior-to-be said of the combine experience. "I think I did alright. A lot of the coaches said good things and were giving me some new pointers."

After displaying good agility and speed for his size, Henderson left the combine as one of it's best defensive lineman.

"Everyone was really pleased with Aundre's performance," his father continued. "One of the coaches told me that there weren't any '10's' out there, but if he had to grade him he'd give him an 8 1/2 or 9. He was a little stronger than most guys and nine out of ten times he was quicker."

However, prior to his solid outing at the combine, Henderson learned that out of state coaches were already taking notice of his abilities. The day before he left for Michigan, Henderson spoke with the coaches at Minnesota and was informed that they had a scholarship offer for him.

"It's nice to have another offer, but I'm still keeping my options pretty much open right now," the 6-foot-4, 290-pound Henderson explained.

Henderson will have another opportunity to showcase his talents to college coaches on Monday afternoon when he participates in the Jefferson County Coaches Association Combine at Ballard High School.


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