One of the top prospects in Ohio for the class of 2018 is Pickerington Central cornerback Xavier Henderson, and he has already hit the college recruiting radar.
Henderson, who holds five offers currently, visited Ohio State Tuesday and came away impressed. Although he was not offered, Henderson is being actively recruited by the Buckeye staff.
"I was at Ohio State Tuesday for practice and it was my first time being there," Henderson stated. "My dad has always been a Michigan fan since he grew up in Detroit, so we've never been to Ohio State before."
"Coach (Luke) Fickell has been coming to my school, and he's showing a lot of interest, so I was glad to visit there," he added. "Their practice was great and I liked a lot of their drills. They were really getting after it."
Henderson did have the opportunity to speak with a few Buckeye coaches, and they discussed with him what they're looking for in a defensive back.
"I spoke to Coach (Kerry) Coombs and Coach Fickell after practice," he explained. "Coach Coombs said he wants to only coach the best, and he wants to recruit potential first round draft picks at Ohio State. He wants two corners in my class, so hopefully I can be one of those type players."
"I don't have any favorite school, but I like Ohio State," Henderson said. "Coach Fickell said they're not going to pull the trigger on a lot of offers for the sophomore class, so right now I'm not expecting an offer. Maybe it could come next year or after camp if I do well."
"Ohio State wants me to come back for a practice or the spring game, and I want to do that," he stressed. "I might go to the spring game if I can work it around my track meet. I am going to Michigan State and Michigan this week also."
Scout will continue to track Henderson over the coming months and will report on new offers and visits.