Henderson visits with Nord & Wolthausen

Scout.com South Hot 100 member Aundre Henderson spoke with InsidetheVille.com following his Tuesday visit with U of L assistant coaches Greg Nord and Kevin Wolthausen at the Cardinal's football complex on Tuesday.

As the scholarship offers continue to arrive for DuPont Manual's Aundre Henderson, the more difficult it has become to not have a short list of favorites develop. Just last Friday the Scout.com 3-star prospect wasn't ready to provide a list of school's that might top his current list.

However, following an unofficial visit to Louisville on Tuesday, the 6-foot-4, 295-pound defensive tackle prospect told InsidetheVille.com that he was ready to claim five school's as current favorites.

"Right now my top five, which are in no certain order, are Michigan State, Minnesota, Illinois, Tennessee and Louisville," he said.

Henderson also indicated that he is now considering the possibility of making a commitment earlier than previously planned.

Henderson has Cardinals
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"After thinking about it some more, I'm probably going to try to decide a little bit earlier than I first thought," Henderson explained. "I'm starting to think that I would like to get it out of the way and not have all that stress."

To help in his decision, Henderson said that future unofficial visits to Tennessee and Illinois are possibilities, as is a second trip to Minnesota. On Tuesday evening he and his parents made the short drive to the University of Louisville football complex and met with Cardinal assistant coaches Greg Nord and Kevin Wolthausen.

"We chatted for awhile and walked around the stadium," he said. "They told me that want to build their recruiting class around me and that says a lot about how much they want me."

"They said that they believe that he will achieve a lot in college and that they want to help him do that," added his father Aundre Henderson Sr. "That told Aundre that he is one of the guys that can help take them where they want to be."

Henderson also admitted that he has already started thinking about what official visits to take during the coming months.

"I know that I'm definately going to take one to Minnesota," he said. "I'm not sure about the other visits yet, because there are some other school's that my offer. I don't see why I would need to take one to Louisville because I have been there a few times already and I know all the coaches real well. Same thing with Kentucky."

Henderson added that the Wildcats weren't out of consideration despite the UK coaching staff currently on the outside in looking at his list of five favorites.

"I haven't elimated them," he explained. "They just aren't my top five right now, but they are in my second group of five."

With camp set to open on August 1st, Henderson said that he's excited to put the pads back on and helping Manual reach it's goal of reaching the Class 4A championship.

"I can't wait to get started because that's when I will be cleared 100% to practice."

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