Henderson Discusses Commitment Status

Dallas Carter defensive lineman Chris Henderson was one of the first defensive commitments in Texas A&M's 2009 recruiting class. Rumors speculated that he was considering a switch, but Henderson cleared the air Wednesday night in an interview with the Aggie Websider.

Dallas Carter defensive lineman Chris Henderson was one of the first defensive commitments in Texas A&M's 2009 recruiting class when he pledged to the Aggies on an unofficial visit during the team's spring game festivities. Since that time, the 6-foot-3, 260-pound prospect has received several offers, including one three hours up I-35 from the Oklahoma Sooners. That sparked speculation that he was considering a switch, but Henderson cleared the air Wednesday night in an interview with the Aggie Websider.

"I'm definitely still committed to Texas A&M and I'm just chillin'," Henderson said. "I'm satisfied with everything right now." Asked if he has ended the recruiting process, Henderson indicated that he can't stop coaches from calling and that he'd like to use the opportunity to take some trips just to make sure he's done all of his research and that Texas A&M is without question the place for him.

"I'm happy with my commitment, but you only go through this process once and anything can happen in six months with players and coaches," Henderson said. "I just think you need to be prepared just in case. I may take some visits to OU, Kansas, Colorado, and Texas A&M of course."

Henderson doesn't plan to do any of this anytime soon. He's getting ready for the upcoming season and also preparing for the SAT test. "I'm focused right now on working out and getting ready for the SAT. I don't want to have any clearinghouse (NCAA) issues so I want to get a good score early and not worry about it," Henderson said. "I've been working out hard with a personal coach. When Darrell Arthur and Chris Bosh are in town, we all work out together. It's pretty cool."

The Dallas Carter product was also quick to point out that he's in the best physical shape in his career and that some of the height and weight numbers he's seen on some of the recruiting databases are outdated.

"I saw somewhere on one of those databases that I was 6-foot-1, 249 pounds," Henderson said. "I'm nowhere near that now. I've put on 10-15 pounds already. I'm more like 6-foot-3, 260 pounds."

With recruiting on the backburner for the time being and Henderson in great shape, he's looking forward to the start of the season and taking his game to another level.

"My teammates and I are all working hard this summer to be ready for the season. We're focused," Henderson said. "I can't wait to put the pads on next Friday. I'm focused on helping this team win, and playing as hard as I can play. After the playoffs, I want to earn a spot on one of those all-American bowl games."

Henderson and his Dallas Carter teammates kick off the 2009 season on August 29 when they host Lancaster. The following week they will travel to the Waco ISD stadium to face the Waco University Trojans.

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