Henderson eyeing TCU

In the last decade, Mansfield, Texas has become a recruiting hotbed for college recruiters. The district boasts four high schools and each have produced their fair share of D-1 athletes. Mansfield Summit alone has sent nearly thirty players to the next level.

For the 2013 class of Jaguars, defensive end Bryson Henderson is receiving plenty of attention. The 6-foot-4, 245-pounder exploded onto the scene in 2011 racking up 75 tackles, 9.5 sacks, 2 forced fumbles and 1 fumble recovery.

"Recruiting is going really, really good. There's a lot of people talking to me like Texas, Oklahoma, Tulsa and a few more schools," Henderson said. "But the first junior day I'm going to is to TCU on Sunday."

Although he's close in proximity to TCU, Henderson admits he doesn't know too much about the program. However, he knows enough to put the Frogs clearly at the top of his list.

"I don't really know a lot about them, I know it's a good football team and they've been doing really good for the last three years or so. It's close to home and that's really where I want to be, is close to home. I've told my mom and dad that already. I like all the other schools, but I really want to be closer to home. I've been interested in TCU for a while. I just didn't say anything yet because I didn't know if they would ever come talk to me. This is the biggest opportunity I've got and I've liked it ever since."

Along with location, Henderson says playing time will also play a big factor in his decision.

"I really want to play my first year and my dad has said he wants me to play right off the bat," he said. "My dad wants to look into everything and make sure I can go there and behave my four years and do good. But, I really want to go to TCU. They're one of my choices that I've been really thinking about. Being close to home is better."

Henderson says he and Burns haven't discussed the possibility of an offer too much, but the topic will be brought up on Sunday. And if the Frogs offer, will that end the process?

"I really don't know, but I'm really going to be happy and interested in signing (committing) because I really want to go there because it's close to home," Henderson said. "If I get a chance, I really want to take that chance. I'm just going to talk to my dad about it. But, it's my decision and he said it's going to come down to my decision. I'm old enough to make the right choice and do the right things."

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