Huskers after DE from deep in heart of Texas

Teams can have success coming into the state of Texas and pulling kids out that are close to the borders with other states. However, it is becoming increasingly difficult to get out some of the premium talent in Texas from deep within its borders. Nebraska is after a top-notch defensive end, but can they get an official?

Rajon Henley had been spending his time up to last week working and working out. However, hurricane season has arrived and coming from Galveston (Texas) Ball they had their first close encounter this past week.

"We did pretty good," Henley said. "We got some rain. The storm really went South and West of us."

"The summer has been going good. I have been working and working out. I am working at about everything. I want to improve my size, my speed and my strength."

Beyond working and working out, Henley has had some time to take in a camp and before that attended two spring games. "I did go to Texas for camp in Austin. I did good there. I stood out on drills. They told me that they liked the way I performed. They already offered before I got there."

"I went to Texas A&M and LSU's spring games. That's about it so far. The rest of the schools will either be an official or an unofficial."

It hasn't been decided where Henley is planning on spending his official visits yet. That time is rapidly approaching though because his timeframe has him taking all five of his officials during the season.

"I haven't set any up yet. I plan to get my official visits set by the end of the summer. I am planning on taking my official visits during the season."

Henley will have some decisions to make when it comes to taking just five officials. He has twice as many offers as he does official visits to take so far. "I am up to about 10 offers or so. I like them all. I am going to narrow them down soon."

"I have offers from Texas, Texas A&M, Texas Tech, Ole Miss, LSU, Oklahoma State, Iowa State, Missouri, Nebraska, and Utah."

It doesn't seem that Henley will let distance be a big part of his decision. He is keying on the football program and his academics. "Distance isn't a big thing because I am willing to travel. I am looking at the football program and the quality of education because if my dream doesn't happen to make it to the league then I will need my education."

Henley is holding an offer from the Huskers, but it really has been a need of him to get to know more about Nebraska. He figures that he will get some of that research done later this summer and see it for himself later this year.

"I don't know much about them. I will go see them on a visit. It will probably be an official visit that I will take there. I would like to see Nebraska."

Henley had a great junior year with 70+ tackles, six sacks, a fumble recovered for a score and two fumbles caused. He benches 330, squats 500 and has a vertical leap 32.5" to go with his 6-foot-1 and 245 pound frame.


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