Henderson Looking Forward to SMU Camp

SMU is looking for some good receivers for its explosive passing attack and one player on the radar of the Mustangs is WR Charles Henderson of McDonogh 35 (New Orleans). Henderson is looking forward to SMU's camp this summer. Check out the details inside.

McDonogh 35 (New Orleans, La.) wide receiver Charles Henderson had a good showing in 2009 and he's ready to ratchet things up a notch for his senior year.

Last season, Henderson caught 25 passes for 413 yards (16.52 yards per catch) with five touchdowns. In addition, the 5-foot-10, 175-pounder ran for 47 yards on eight carries with one TD.

Henderson thrives on pressure, as his most impressive outing came in the second-round of the playoffs vs. eventual state champion Neville (Monroe, La.). In that game, Henderson caught four passes for 121 yards (30.25 yards per catch) with a touchdown. He added another 29 yards rushing on three carries vs. Neville, which escaped New Orleans that night with a come-from-behind 39-36 win.

Although Henderson is waiting for his first scholarship offer, he's receiving interest from a number of schools, including SMU, Louisiana-Lafayette, Southern Mississippi, Ole Miss, Oklahoma State, Tulane, Kentucky, and Western Kentucky.

"I like SMU," Henderson said. "I like the run and shoot offense. Their coach (Jeff Reinebold) came down to the school and watched me practice. He also told me about them - about the school. We connected."

Earlier this year, Henderson displayed his speed at the 4A indoor state track meet, running a leg (along with QB Theltus Cobbins, who committed to Kentucky this week) on the state champion 4 X 200 relay team, and he's ready to put his skills on display at an SMU camp this summer.

"I'm going to SMU's camp," said Henderson. "I think it's June 14. I'm looking for a school with good academics. I want to major in Business Management. I'm looking for a college where I fit in - and where I'm a good fit for the school."

Henderson reports a core GPA of 2.6 and a 19 on the ACT.


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