Seantrel Henderson Shares the Latest

Seantrel Henderson, a 6-foot-8, 303-pound tackle from Cretin Derham Hall, is one of the country's top juniors. He was named to the Minneapolis Star Tribune and KARE 11 Sports All-Metro teams and Associated Press All-State. Henderson is also a basketball standout whose season ended with a playoff loss to Stillwater. 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. The Raiders season ended with a 66-65 loss to Stillwater in the first round of the Class 4A, Section 4 playoffs on a last-second shot. They had lost to the Raiders twice 70-65, including in the regular-season finale.

Henderson averaged a team-high 13.9 points per game as he scored in double figures in 18 of 27 games with eight contests of 20 or more points.

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 Gophers have made creating a pipeline to Cretin Derham Hall, one of the state's top programs, a priority. They signed John Nance and Shady Salamon last February and have walk-on wide receiver Kyle Moore on the roster. The Gophers added transfers Carufel and Kim Royston (from Wisconsin), who will be eligible after sitting out the 2008 season, and they added preferred walk-on center Zach Mottla, strong safety John Onwualu and fullback Willie Schneider last month.

The Raiders finished 12-1 in football 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.

GoldenSports.Net caught up with Henderson, who has over 20 scholarship offers already, and recently added a scholarship offer from Mississippi. He plans to attend several summer football camps this summer.

"Ohio State, Iowa and Notre Dame," he said.

He attended Junior Day at Wisconsin earlier this month and hopes to make it to Ohio State and Alabama.

Henderson recently told GoldenSports.Net that he might wait until February before making his college choice. He plans to work hard for a big senior campaign.

"After basketball, I'll be working out, running and get ready for football season," he said. "After that, got to get ready for college. It is a whole different level. I really have to get on top of my stuff."

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