Henson Visits NC State

Toms River (N.J.) Monsignor Donovan offensive lineman Brad Henson talks about his visit to NC State.

Brad Henson is one of the top offensive line prospects on the east coast and on Saturday he was in Raleigh.

He was in town because he was taking an unofficial visit to NC State, a school that has offered him and let him know that he is one of the top linemen on their recruiting board.

It's easy to understand why. The 6-5, 270-pound lineman has a college-ready build and a great combination of strength, explosiveness and athleticism.

The Toms River (N.J.) Monsignor Donovan lineman is ranked the No. 18 offensive guard in the nation by Scout.com and that helps explain his impressive offer list. How did he like NC State?

"It was good," Henson said. "I got to tour the facilities and tour the campus a little bit too. The facilities were really nice at NC State.

"I talked to the offensive line coach (Jim Bridge), Coach O'Brien and Coach Petercuskie. Basically they just told me they would love to have me there. They explained to me what they do and how they go about it. I liked what I heard."

It was an important visit because Henson is intent on visiting a lot of schools. That means he might not make it back to NC State for a while.

He's got trips scheduled to several SEC schools over the summer but he said there are others he wants to make it out to, so don't expect a decision anytime soon.

Henson hasn't narrowed his list but said NC State left a positive impression and he will continue to maintain contact with the coaching staff.

"I thought it was a pretty good school. It was a good visit," he said.

The next day, Sunday, Henson made the trip to Chapel Hill to visit UNC, another ACC school that has offered him.

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