Seantrel Henderson Talks Recruitment

Seantrel Henderson, a 6-foot-8, 303-pound offensive tackle from Cretin Derham Hall, is one of the country's top players in the Class of 2010. He is also a standout on the basketball court and recently attended the Nike Hoops Jamboree. Henderson is playing for the Howard Pulley AAU basketball team this summer. GoldenSports.Net caught up with Henderson to learn the latest on his recruitment.

Seantrel Henderson is one of the state's top two-sport standouts in the Class of 2010. He is considered the top football player in the country by two different scouting services. Henderson also played on the basketball team and has thrown shot put and discus.

Henderson is hoping to be the latest Cretin lineman to move on to the Division I level, joining former Raiders Matt Carufel (Notre Dame and Minnesota), Ned Tavale (Minnesota), Raef Eubanks (Iowa) and Ryan Harris (Notre Dame). Henderson told GoldenSports.Net that he has nine scholarship offers.

"Minnesota, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Iowa, Boston College, Florida, Wisconsin, UCLA and North Carolina have offered."

Henderson, who helped lead the Raiders to the 2007 Class AAAAA Prep Bowl, losing 42-21 to Eden Prairie, has not attended any football camps this summer.

Henderson attended Nike Hoops Jamboree, where he was measured at 6-foot-7 1/2 without shoes and 303 pounds with a 7-foot-2 wing span and an 8-foot-9 reach.

Henderson averaged 11.8 points per game last season as the Raiders finished 23-4, losing to Henry Sibley in the section finals Tuesday. He scored in double figures in 19 of 27 games and reached 10 or more points in nine of the last 11 games. The basketball team also featured fellow football players John Nance (who signed with Notre Dame) and Michael Floyd (Minnesota). Henderson is the team's top returning scorer and will be asked to carry a heavy load this upcoming season.

Henderson averaged five points per game as a freshman for the Raiders' basketball team that finished 21-8.

Henderson finished 15th in the Minnesota True Team Track & Field Boys Section 2AAA Championship with a shot put of 42-3/4 and was 24th in the discus with a toss of 97-6 as a freshman.

Henderson has been a talented athlete growing up. He won the 1,500 meters, shot put and discus in the USATF 2004 Minnesota Junior Olympics Outdoor Championships and finished second in shotput and 11th in discus in the 2004 USATF Region 8 Junior Olympic Track & Field Championships.


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