Henderson excited about All-Star honor

Louisville signee Aundre Henderson of DuPont Manual High School is looking forward to helping the Bluegrass State win it's fifth consecutive game in the annual Kentucky - Tennessee All-Star game.

When it comes to high school football, the Bluegrass State has been the recent king in the annual Kentucky-Tennessee All-Star game. A number of current Cardinals, including Lamar Alston, Michael Bush, Earl Heyman, Scott Kuhn, Sergio Spencer and JuJuan Spillman, have helped their home state win the last four in the series and a trio of U of L signee's will attempt to make it five in a row on June 16 in Chattanooga, Tenn.

"We've been doing pretty good, so hopefully we can keep it going," said 6'4, 285-pound defensive lineman Aundre Henderson of Louisville DuPont Manual High School.

Joining Henderson on the Kentucky All-Star roster are fellow incoming Cardinals Pete Nochta of Lexington Tates Creek and Jeff Adams of Trigg County.

"I'm looking forward to getting to know a couple of the guys that I'll be playing with for next four years," Henderson said of his future U of L teammates.

Henderson said that he's also excited about the opportunity to suit up alongside a few childhood friends and high school rivals.

"It'll be fun to play with Corey [Peters] for the last time before we start playing each other for the next four years," he said of the UK signee. "It'll be fun to play with guys like K.J. Black and Brian Anderson because I have known them for a long time and we all played together in middle school."

A four-year starter at Manual, Henderson recorded 40 tackles and 5 sacks in just eight games as a senior. He earned 2nd Team All-State honors and was named the Defensive MVP in the East-West All-Star game.

"I'm just going to keep working out," said Henderson of his preperation for his freshman year. "Right now I'm lifting with a couple of guys that are going to walk-on at Louisville."

As previously reported by ITV, Manual running back Javeare White, who averaged over 7 yards per carry as a senior, will join the Cardinal program as a walk-on this fall and according to Henderson, fellow defensive lineman Marcus Jackson will also join the team.

"I think it will be good to have them on the team with me," Henderson said.

The Kentucky - Tennessee All-Star will be held at UT-Chattanooga's Finley Stadium Davenport Field on Friday, June 16. Tennessee leads the overall series 14-8, but Kentucky has won four straight and five of the last six in the series.

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