Four-Star DT Set to Visit Texas Tech

It's no secret Texas Tech is going after defensive linemen hard right now looking to replace several current seniors such as Kerry Hyder, Branden Jackson, Dartwan Bush and Dennell Wesley. RaiderPower.com caught up with Longview defensive tackle Zaycoven Henderson prior to his visit to Lubbock this weekend to get his take on the Red Raiders and to find out if Tech is in the picture.

It's no secret Texas Tech is going after defensive linemen hard right now looking to replace several current seniors such as Kerry Hyder, Dartwan Bush and Dennell Wesley.

So when a prospect the caliber of four-star defensive tackle Zaycoven Henderson (Longview, Texas) makes a visit, people take notice.

The 6-foot-3, 335-pound Henderson, who originally committed to TCU but reopened his recruitment in September, holds offers from the likes of Arkansas Baylor, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State and Texas.

The Longhorns are rumored to be the favorites for Henderson's services, but with him visiting Lubbock this weekend for the Oklahoma State game, does Tech stand a chance?

"Yes sir they are in the running, they are in my top five for sure," Henderson said Tuesday.

Henderson, the No. 21 ranked defensive tackle in the nation, has made recent visits to UT, Ole Miss and Oklahoma and had good things to say about all three after the fact. He said he's looking for a great experience this weekend in Lubbock, and wants to see if it's a good fit.

Texas Tech may be in position to offer early playing time to Henderson, but he said that won't be a determining factor.

"If playing time comes, it comes, if it doesn't, it doesn't," Henderson said. "I mean I am looking for it, but some are just not fortunate enough to play and I have to understand that if I'm not able to. Being on the bright side, I'm pretty sure I am going to be one of those guys from our class to play early wherever I go."

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