'Cuse offer 'pretty cool' for Henderson

Syracuse is looking for talented defensive ends in the 2015 class to bolster their depth along the defensive line. One target to recently pick up an offer is Kyle Henderson.

Tampa (Fla.) Plant Senior defensive end Kyle Henderson is one of the most coveted players in the Sunshine State. Recently, Syracuse offered, pushing his total up to nine.

"I was in homeroom," Henderson said. "My coach's office is right next door to my homeroom class so he asked my teacher if he could see me for a second. I came in and got on the phone with coach (Tim) Lester.

"We talked for a second and he said they definitely want to offer me a scholarship. He told me a few more things about Syracuse and stuff."

Adding an offer from a big conference meant a lot to the three-star prospect, who says he is hoping to learn more about the Orange throughout the recruiting process.

"I thought it was pretty cool," Henderson said. "Another ACC school which is one of the best conferences in football. I was pretty excited."

First impressions are everything, and Syracuse assistants Tim Lester and Tim Daoust made a good one when they offered.

"I think this was the first time I talked to him," Henderson said. "He seems like a really nice guy. I know he's the quarterbacks coach. He put me on the phone with the d-line coach (Tim Daoust) as well. He seems like a cool coach.

"He was saying when I come there, we plan on smacking the quarterbacks around. It was pretty cool. They were both really nice people."

Up next for the relationship between Syracuse and Henderson is a potential visit.

"I would like to get up there in summer," Henderson said. "I might have to wait until I take official visits. But I would definitely like to go up north and check them out."

Syracuse is far from home, but that doesn't phase the 6-foot-2 defensive lineman.

"Distance doesn't really matter," Henderson said. "As long as they treat me well and I feel like I can fit in, it doesn't really matter where it is."

Henderson added an early decision is not likely, and he expects his recruitment to go into December.


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