QB Henderson's UM Experience "Very Special"

In addition to hosting several recruits from near and far for the annual BBQ at the Big House Sunday afternoon, '14 Virginia QB Caleb Henderson made his way to Ann Arbor with his mother for a Saturday visit. Henderson's mother spoke to GBW about their interaction with Coach Borges, the impression Coach Hoke made, as well as the possibility of her son moving north for college. **Part One**

Michigan played host to Lake Braddock High School and Burke, Virginia native Caleb Henderson for an unofficial visit Saturday in Ann Arbor. Henderson, along with his mother, were privy to a detailed look at all aspects of the Wolverines' program.

"I was very impressed with the school and I know Caleb was as well," said Henderson's mother of the visit. "There was an extensive academic tour and as a parent that was important. The rest of the tour was really about the football program and just what it is and what it means to be a football player at Michigan and it was really something. The visit was over the top."

"Caleb was taking it all in, his eyes were definitely wide open and he absolutely loved it," she said. "He just loved it."

As part of the visit, the Hendersons were invited into Coach Hoke's office for forty minutes, getting to know one another on a personal level and building a comfort level that will loom large as this recruitment moves forward.

"It was really special that we got to spend about 40 minutes, Caleb and I were invited into his office by Coach Hoke and we just sat and talked and got to know one another," she said. "That really blew Caleb away and I felt as a parent that was super important so that was a big deal."

"We feel very fortunate to have had that opportunity. The whole coaching staff was just so welcoming—they're genuine and everybody from Coach Hoke right down to the interns at Schembechler Hall. Everyone was just really incredible and really welcoming."

Also welcoming the Henderson's was Michigan offensive coordinator Al Borges who explained the Wolverines stance on a possible scholarship offer for the 6'3, 225 pound gunslinger.

"We spent some time with Coach Borges and he was very complimentary of Caleb and what he said several weeks ago when my husband brought him up for camp," said Henderson's mother. "He indicated that he would be coming down to a game soon to watch."

"Coach Borges indicated that there were about three or four athletes that they were seriously considering at quarterback."

If a scholarship offer from the Wolverines is to come for Henderson, the possibility of a move north for the Virginia native would be difficult for Henderson's mother—but one that, based on the visit, she would be very open to down the road.

"As a parent you want the absolute best for your child and the best that life can offer. So it would be nice to have him close, but if there's an opportunity that presents itself and it seems to be right academically and athletically then my husband and I would really encourage and support Caleb's decision—wherever that may be."

In Part Two of GBW's interview with the Henderson's, Caleb's father and high school coach gets in depth about his feelings on Coach Borges, how impressive Michigan has been and where the Wolverines stand on his son's list.


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