Wisconsin Standout Set To Make First Visit

Oak Creek, Wis., defensive end Raymond Henderson will make his first official visit to LSU this weekend. Click here to see what this national top-100 prospect has to say about Ohio State as well as his teammate, national top-100 pick Travis Beckum.

Oak Creek, Wis., defensive end Raymond Henderson is considering Ohio State among his top choices. However, he will open his official visit schedule this weekend with a trip to LSU as the Tigers host Mississippi State.

Henderson (6-5, 255, 4.66) is considered as the nation's sixth-best defensive end prospect and as the nation's No. 65 overall prospect by TheInsidersRecruiting.com.

"I plan on taking three visits during the season and probably two afterwards," said Henderson, who also has a trip set to Tennessee Oct. 23.

Henderson said his last three visits would probably come from a group of schools including Notre Dame, Miami (Fla.), Nebraska and Ohio State.

Regarding his trip to LSU, Henderson said, "I am looking forward to it. I've got a sister who attends Southern University. I also have an uncle and an aunt who live in New Orleans. They are going to come over while I'm there. I'm looking forward to seeing a good football game."

Henderson said Ohio State has remained in contact.

"I talked to (assistant coach Luke) Fickell the other day," he said. "They are trying to get me down for an official visit. I'm probably going to visit there at some point.

"They've got a good coaching staff. It seems like they care about their players. Before every game, I get a little fax from their coaching staff telling me to have a good game."

Regarding Nebraska, Henderson said, "I just like their defense and the way they play."

Henderson has helped Oak Creek open 4-0, posting six sacks thus far.

"I am very emotional about playing the game of football," he said. "If I could do anything it would be playing football."

Henderson is a four-year starter in 2004. He started two years on the varsity at Milwaukee (Vincent) before leaving for Oak Creek. He finished his junior season with 104 tackles and 19 sacks. His brother plays defensive back at Northern Iowa.

"Raymond is a self-starter," said Oak Creek coach Joe Koch. "He is a pleaser who is out to please his mother and coaches. He didn't grow up with a whole lot, and he is determined to make something for himself. He is a good student, and wants to find a place where he can maximize his potential."

Henderson is not the only talented player on the Oak Creek roster. His teammate, linebacker/defensive end Travis Beckum (6-5, 218, 4.5), is ranked as the nation's 72nd-best player. Beckum and Henderson share common favorites with Ohio State, Miami and Tennessee. In fact, Beckum will also visit UT Oct. 23.

"Travis is like my best friend," Henderson said. "We are going to Tennessee together. We talk about (going to the same school) all the time. We basically have the same group of schools."

Henderson holds a 3.6 GPA and scored an 18 on the ACT.

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