Henderson changes mind, stays home

Aundre Henderson, a three-star defensive tackle from Louisville Maunal, had a last minute change of heart about where he'll play in college. Henderson orginally committed to Minnesota, but decided his loyalty rested with the hometown Louisville Cardinals.

After tossing and turning over his decision, Aundre Henderson from Louisville (Ky.) Manual HS has decided to make the commitment official after the holiday break, officially de-committing from Minnesota and landing with Louisville.

"I just sat down and talked to my mother and other people influential in my life," Aundre Henderson said about his decision. "We went over a couple of things and some of the key factors in my decision. I just thought that UofL was the best place for me."

A quick defensive tackle, Henderson has the size and strength that coaches covet for the defensive side of the ball. According to Henderson, the coaches at Louisville have indicated he could play defensive tackle or end.

"I think I have a real good chance at getting some early playing time at Louisville," Henderson said. "The coaches said I could make an early impact."

Henderson was one of the most highly sought after recruits in the state of Kentucky as a senior. The 6-foot-4, 290 pound senior chose the Cards over written scholarship offers from Boston College, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas State, Kentucky, Marshall, Michigan State, Minnesota and Tennessee.

"There's been some rumors flying around that Louisville did some things wrong with Aundre," Tonya Henderson wanted to state formally in regards to her son's decommitment from Minnesota. "I just want to let everyone know that none of this happened, what so ever. My husband and I were going through a seperation. Aundre and I came to this decision together and we are doing what we feel is in his best interest."

The Louisville native is ranked the 54th best defensive lineman in the country. He was a pre-season selection for the South Hot 100.

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