3 Canes to announce Monday

Brandon Linder, Curtis Porter, and Seantrel Henderson will announce their intentions on whether to stay in school or declare for the NFL Draft on Monday.

Brandon Linder, Curtis Porter, and Seantrel Henderson will announce whether they plan to return to school for their senior seasons or not on Monday.

Linder (6-foot-5, 315 pounds) came to the University of Miami as a four-star recruit from St. Thomas Aquinas High in Fort Lauderdale. It didn't take him long to see the field after he got to Miami. He played in 12 games as a true freshman in 2010, starting five of them. Since then, he's been a fixture in Miami's starting lineup. The team's right guard, Linder has started every game over the last two seasons. He was an Honorable Mention All-ACC pick following a strong 2012 season. He would enter 2013 as one of the league's top offensive linemen.

Porter (6-foot-1, 310 pounds) came to Miami as a three-star recruit from Charlotte, N.C. He was able to crack the defensive tackle rotation as a true freshman in 2009, playing in eight games. After playing in the Ohio State game in early 2010, Porter then missed the rest of his sophomore season due to injury. He continued battling injuries in 2011, and played in just the final two games of the season. He started 2012 on the injury list, and didn't see the field until the final four games of the season. He's played in just 15 games over four years here, and will likely need more time to show NFL scouts what he's capable of doing. This is a different defense when he's in the game, and hopefully the Canes will be able to see that in 2013.

Henderson (6-foot-8, 340 pounds) came to Miami as the nation's top-rated recruit. After signing with Southern Cal out of his Minnesota high school, Henderson was able to get released from his scholarship after the Trojans went on NCAA probation. Henderson came to Miami, and made an immediate impact. He played in 12 games as a true freshman in 2010, starting nine of them at right tackle. He played well enough to earn Freshman All-American honors that year. After having summer surgery prior to the 2011 season, Henderson played in eight games last season and started two of them. He played in 11 games this past season, starting the final seven at right tackle. With 18 starts under his belt, Henderson has more than enough game film to show NFL scouts what he's capable of. However, Henderson really started playing well at the end of the season and would likely enter 2013 as the team's starting left tackle. While he's most likely of three to leave, he also has the biggest upside for returning next season. He could play himself into a first round grade in 2013.


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