Seantrel Henderson To Attend Iowa-Gopher Game

Seantrel Henderson, a 6-foot-8, 337-pound offensive tackle from Cretin Derham Hall, is considered the country's number one player by several scouting services. Henderson, who is considered a must-get recruit for the hometown Gophers, is traveling to Iowa City this morning to watch Minnesota-Iowa face off in the season finale. GoldenSports.Net caught up with Henderson Friday to learn the latest.

Seantrel Henderson is traveling to Iowa City to the Minnesota game along with Cretin Derham Hall teammates Mark Alt, Clay Horn and James Ware. They will watch former Raiders Broderick Binns and Rafael Eubanks. Henderson says that he talks to Binns on a weekly basis.

Henderson helped lead Raiders to a 12-1 mark as a junior, losing to Blaine in overtime 28-27 in Class AAAAA semifinals as Alt was stopped just short of the end zone on a two-point conversion. Cretin lost in the 2007 Prep Bowl to Eden Prairie 50-21.

Despite the tough losses in the Metrodome, Henderson likes playing in the stadium.

"I like the Metrodome, but it is just so hot. It's hot out here."

Henderson played some minutes on the defensive line in their 45-20 win over Brainerd Friday night to advance to the Prep Bowl title game. The Raiders try to limit his time playing both offense and defense, but realize his value by having on the field whenever necessary.

"I like playing both sides. I'll just do anything that I can to help the team."

Henderson and his teammates tried to block out last year's tough loss.

"I tried to keep that thought out of my head the whole time. I just want my teammates to know what it feels like to win in the Metrodome, because everyone is watching and everyone is looking. It feels really good and now we are going to the state championship."

Henderson has another visit planned next month.

"I am going to check out USC December 4th and after that I'm not sure."

Henderson will also play for the Raider basketball team that start practicing in two weeks. He is playing in the U.s. Army all-American Game and plays to make his college choice in February.

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