Oak Creek star leaving options open

Raymond Henderson plans to narrow his list to five schools this summer, but UW is already on the outside looking in

Raymond Henderson is sorting through his rather prestigious list of scholarship offers, whittling it down to a lucky five who should expect to receive official visits. The Oak Creek, Wis., native, though, has ruled out the in-state Badgers.

The reason is simple. Henderson, a 6-foot-5, 255-pound defensive end, said he has about 20 scholarship offers, but he has not received one from Wisconsin. The Badger coaching staff asked him to attend one of their camps so they could take a closer look. Henderson, though, has not attended a camp this summer and will not attend one on a Division I campus.

"I'm not going to go to Wisconsin," Henderson said. "I'm going to let you know that right now. They haven't offered me, oh well. I'm not going to cry about it. I have other schools."

That Henderson has other options is an understatement. He could not remember a complete list, but stated that he had scholarship offers from Miami, LSU, Tennessee, Notre Dame, Iowa, Penn State, Nebraska, Indiana, Minnesota, UCLA, Ohio State, Arkansas and Northwestern.

"I believe before my season starts I'm hoping to have it down to five," Henderson said, adding that those five would then receive official visits.

In the past, Henderson has taken unofficial visits to Iowa, Notre Dame and Wisconsin (he attended a Badger football game last fall), but this summer has only made one trip.

"The only thing I did this summer was go to the University of Miami for an unofficial," he said. "That turned out pretty nice."

Henderson will participate in Oak Creek's team camp in Oak Creek July 27 and will also attend a team camp at UW-River Falls (a Division III school) before high school practices begin in August.

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