Seantrel Henderson Talks About 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 was named to the Minneapolis Star Tribune and KARE 11 Sports All-Metro teams and was on the Associated Press All-State squad. Hederson is also a basketball standout. 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 will 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).

The Raiders finished 12-1 this season, losing to Blaine in the Class AAAAA semifinals 28-27 in overtime. Henderson was named to the Minneapolis Star Tribune and KARE 11 Sports All-Metro teams and was on the Associated Press All-State squad. Henderson was proud of the honors that he received this season.

"I feel good. I felt a lot of good when I got that. I think I deserved it and the offense, too. My team and I put in a lot of hard work to get to that," he said.

Cretin Derham Hall struggled in their basketball opener, losing to Eden Prairie 73-59. The Raiders have many players who also play football, which could have had an effect on their slow start.

"Individually, as you can see, I did not play a really good game. I'll get 'em next time. I can't dwell on the past," he said.

Henderson did not get a chance to visit many college campuses this fall. Although he attended several Minnesota games this year, Henderson will not get a chance to check out many schools with his hectic basketball schedule.

"I'll probably wait until the spring when I got a lot of time on my hands," he said.

Henderson has not decide on what college camps he will attend this upcoming summer.

"I have not really thought about that a lot, but I am pretty sure that I am going to attend some camps," he said.

Henderson, who plans to attend the U.S. Army Combine in San Antonio next month, has scholarship offers from Minnesota, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Iowa, Boston College, Florida, Wisconsin, UCLA and North Carolina.

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

He attended the 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.

He averaged 11.8 points per game in basketball last season as the Raiders finished 23-4, losing to Henry Sibley in the section finals. 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 (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.

He 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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