"Texas State called me and they offered. They came in the spring to look at me and JJ (Nwigew) and we got invited to their camp," said Henderson.
Tulsa, North Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma State and Colorado State are other programs that are showing interest, but have not offered yet. Rico has camped with the Lobos and Cowboys, and plans to visit Tulsa later this month
The 5'10" 200lb running back is stout and not easy to bring down. It's rare that you see initial contact stop him. Whether he's running in between the tackles or outside of them, he's a threat for big yardage every time. For a back at 200lbs, his agility is incredible. He can shift or cut back on a moment's notice and this is where he becomes dangerous in the open field.
Some have said that potentially they see Henderson projecting to DB at the next level and that's still a possibility, but he does have a preference.
"I prefer to play running back, that's the position that I've been playing all of my life," said Henderson.
The Coaches have let him know that he has the build and frame that they like to deploy from their RB spot. A stout, stronger body who can tote the rock 15-20 times a game, or more. That's caught his attention and plans to set up a visit this summer could be in the works for Texas State.
Because of an injury, Rico missed the first half of the season and in only 4 games nearly finished with 1200 yards. He's now back 100% and ready to tear it up on the field his senior season.
As for choosing a program at the next level, Henderson is honed in on a few things on what he hopes a university can offer.
"A school with good academics, school history, and a good football program. I'd prefer to stay close to home, but if I have to go away I wouldn't mind that," said Henderson.
Look for him to take some time, go on a few official visits and then making his decision during his senior season.
Defensive Tackles Coach Kyle Tatum is responsible for Henderson's recruitment.