San Diego State picked up their first commitment for the 2014 class, when Jay Henderson from Serrano HS called recruiting coordinator Tony White on Monday and told him he was ready to become an Aztec.
Henderson is yet to have visited the San Diego State campus and hasn't met any of the coaches in person, but has no worries about that. "(SDSU) camp is in June, I plan on going to that," Henderson said about his plans for the summer.
He first picked up the offer from the Aztecs in February after sending them his film. He told me that SDSU is his only offer and was the only school he was hearing from. As for why the time was right to commit now, rather than wait for more interest it was simple for Henderson, "I feel like the coaches are family. My friend (Everett Beed) goes there and my family can come see me play."
For his high school team, Henderson plays defensive end and wide receiver. Once he gets to campus, he'll be a linebacker in the Aztecs 3-3-5 defense and that's fine with him, "I know I'll be a pass rusher, and I like doing that."
Henderson listed speed and strength as his top attributes at this point but told, "Learning how to play the position" is what he needs to work on in the time before he gets to campus.
Last year the Serrano Diamondbacks rolled through the season before falling to Citrus Hill in the Southern Section Championship and finishing the season with a 13-1 record. Henderson helped Serrano with 82 tackles, 6.5 sacks and caused 2 fumbles. His goals for his senior season aren't much different, "Have another good season and get back to the Championship."
Henderson Pops for the Aztecs
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