Signee Update: Caleb Henderson

North Carolina signee Caleb Henderson has spent the past several months establishing a relationship with UNC assistants Seth Littrell and Keith Heckendorf.

"I keep in contact with Coach Heck everyday just to tell him what my workouts look like that day, what I'm doing, and how I'm doing," the 6-foot-3, 220-pound quarterback from Burke (Va.) Lake Braddock said. "And Coach Littrell, I saw [on Monday]. He's doing really well and I like him a lot."

When Henderson verbally committed to UNC over a year ago, Blake Anderson was the Tar Heels' offensive coordinator, quarterbacks coach, and spearheaded Henderson's recruitment. Though, Henderson didn't waver when Anderson accepted Arkansas State's head coach position, it created a void that was eventually filled by Littrell (offensive coordinator) and Heckendorf (quarterbacks coach).

To accelerate the bonding with Heckendorf and Littrell, the two coaches he'll spend the most time with once he enrolls in the second summer semester, Henderson attended one of UNC's first practices of the spring and then returned for the spring game.

"They both are really smart coaches who know the offense inside and out," Henderson said. "They seem like they got along well, too, which is good within a staff."

Henderson's spring visits also provided an up close view of UNC's quarterback competition between Mitch Trubisky and Marquise Williams.

"I think they're both really good quarterbacks," Henderson said. "I think they're both about even right now.

"I just want to get in the mix and show the coaches what I can do."

In preparing to get into the mix, Henderson works out and throws every day. He follows the workout regimen that UNC's strength and conditioning staff sent him after Signing Day during his weight lifting class and then a second separate workout after school.

"I'm just really trying to be ready for when I get down there," Henderson said.

While most other signees are striving to bulk up in the months prior to enrollment, Henderson's goal is to maintain his senior season playing weight while becoming leaner.

"I'm still 220 [pounds], but my body fat has gone down a lot," Henderson said.

Another number Henderson hopes to maintain from his senior football season is his jersey number – No. 6. M.J. Stewart sported that number this spring, but since he plays on defense and Henderson is unlikely to see time on special teams, it show be open for Henderson.

"I think I got No. 6 [at UNC]," Henderson said. "I just think it looks good on me."

Henderson, who says he's projected to qualify by the NCAA Clearinghouse, plans to major in sociology and criminal justice at UNC.

"I take a sociology class now and I think it's really interesting," Henderson said.

When Henderson moves into his dorm at UNC on June 16, he'll be rooming with Elijah Hood, Freeman Jones, and Devin Perry.

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