Two days ago after a conversation with Texas A&M assistant coach Buddy Wyatt, Dallas Carter defensive lineman Chris Henderson felt good about his commitment to the Aggies after several weeks of wavering telling Aggie Websider his commitment was solid. Then, the Oklahoma Sooners offered him the next day, and it apparently has the 6-foot-3, 280-pound back to square one.
"Yeah, they (OU) offered me yesterday," Henderson said Wednesday night. "I was like ‘whoa'. I didn't expect it."
So does the OU offer change the situation for the Scout.com three-star prospect in regard to his Texas A&M commitment and the recruiting process in general.
"It kinda confuses things for sure. I like OU a lot and getting that offer is making me rethink everything," Henderson said. "I may want to open everything back up and start over again. I don't know."
Considering that the Dallas native re-affirmed his commitment just two days ago and had scheduled another unofficial visit to College Station for next week, where does that leave the Aggies?
"I still like A&M. It's just that I don't know what to do right now," Henderson said. "I probably won't go there next week. I'm supposed to call Coach Sherman on July 10. I'm probably going to tell them that I want to open up my recruiting."
Henderson indicated that he wants to slow down the process and now take his time to make sure he is comfortable with his final decision without any regrets.
"I think the best thing for me is to step back a little and chill. I want to take a closer look at OU, and I'm thinking about looking into LSU a little bit. At this point, I don't know," Henderson. " I'm asking myself if I want to go off to school or stay close to home. If I'm asking myself that, then maybe I should take my time and not be in such a hurry."
Henderson didn't go so far as to say he was a decommitment from Texas A&M, but that's something he definitely wants to talk about when he talks to Coach Sherman next week. At this time, the talented defensive lineman said he'd prefer to concentrate on his senior season and worry about his recruitment after the season.
That's the plan for now.
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