Henderson set for official visit

DuPont Manual High School defensive tackle Aundre Henderson, who received an in-home visit from a group of Louisville assistants, will make an official visit with the 15th-ranked Cardinals this weekend.

After learning that there might be a slight crack in the early verbal commitment given to Minnesota in August by Aundre Henderson of DuPont Manual High School, the Louisville coaching staff has apparently turned up the intensity on the three-star defensive tackle prospect.

Cardinal assistant Greg Nord has visited Manual twice, while he was joined by a few others during an in-home visit on Monday.

"Louisville came by on Monday," said Henderson. "Coach Nord, Coach Whitt, Coach Brohm and Coach Wolthausen all came by. They are trying to get me to change my mind with my commitment."

Louisville hasn't been the only school to visit Henderson in his home recently.

Coach Bailey from Minnesota has been here and Coach Phillips and Coach Brooks from Kentucky have been here," he said.

While Henderson continues to make it clear that he is still committed to the Golden Gophers, it is beginning to appear that Louisville is making some strides in it's attempt to sign the local product.

When asked if Louisville's recent increase in interest has sparked his interest, Henderson replied, "yeah it has, a little bit."

This weekend, Bobby Petrino and company will welcome the 6-foot-4, 275-pound Henderson on an official visit.

"I want to try to get to know some of the players that will be coming back," explained Henderson, who will attend the basketball game between Louisville and Akron at Freedom Hall on Saturday afternoon as part of his official visit.

Despite missing the season's first four games, Henderson, who is scheduled to make an official visit with Kentucky next weekend, was recently named 2nd Team All-State.

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