UNC offers N.J. OL

North Carolina became the latest school to offer Brad Henson.

"I've been staying in contact with Coach [Dave] Duggan for about a month," Henson said. "He called my coach [on Thursday] and told him that I had an offer and [my coach] told me."

After learning of the offer, Henson, a 6-foot-4, 275-pound offensive lineman from Toms River (N.J.) Monsignor, phoned Duggan.

"He just said he watched my film, he liked the way I played, and that he wanted to offer me – that's basically it," Henson said.

"It's a big deal for me, because I've always liked UNC as a school. I know it's a great academic school. It has a beautiful campus, from what I've heard – I've never been down there. My cousin is in law school there and he loves it."

The addition of UNC brings Henson's scholarship count to a baker's dozen. The other schools to have offered include Boston College, Connecticut, East Carolina, Maryland, Miami, Rutgers, Temple, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia.

With an offer now in hand, Henson is working on scheduling a trip to UNC.

"I'm definitely going to try to get down there soon," Henson said. "I'm not sure on the exact date. I'm trying to do it very soon – maybe next weekend."

Henson has already been able to visit Boston College, Connecticut, Miami, Rutgers, and West Virginia. He'll spend this weekend at Virginia.

Henson's travels haven't produced a favorite schools list.

"I haven't started narrowing things down," Henson said. "I'm just taking a look at this and getting a feel for every school.

"During each visit, I want to look at the campus really and see myself being happy there for the next five years, I want to get a feel for the coaching staff, and see how I fit with the players. Really, it's just being comfortable."

This fall, Henson will be a four-year starter for Monsignor Donovan, which employs a triple-option offense. He began his freshman season at offensive tackle, but was moved to guard before the end of the season to fill a void created by injury. He remained at guard for his entire sophomore season. As a junior, he was moved further inside to center.

Just about every recruiter has mentioned Henson's versatility and experience at every position along the offensive line. However, none have discussed an exact projected position.

Brad Henson Profile


Inside Carolina Top Stories