Palomar's Henderson waiting on offers

After a solid freshman season, Palomar CB DeMarcus Henderson (5-10, 170) has been working hard this offseason as he prepares for the 2012 football season. caught up with the talented defensive back recently and he updated us on where things stand...

Henderson enjoyed a solid prep career at Mar Vista High School in San Diego, California and had several small schools offer him, but after considering things, he wanted to give himself a chance to play D-1 football so he headed to Palomar.

"I had some small schools offer me, but I felt like I could play at the highest level and I wanted to give myself a chance to do that," Henderson told "The coaches here are great and I really like the scheme we have here. I felt like I could come here and have success and then I would see some offers come in."

As a freshman this past season, Henderson played mostly nickel, although he did swing outside at times and he posted solid numbers racking up 21 tackles, one interceptions and one fumble recovery in nine games.

"I started from the fourth game on last year because we were mainly in nickel the whole time," Henderson said. "I can play outside too though. I have good speed (4.4) so I can play press and run with guys, but I need to get bigger so I've been working on that this summer."

Recruiting has been a bit slow for Henderson, but he has been hearing from a handful of schools and he hopes that a good start to his sophomore season gets him some more attention.

"South Florida, BYU, Maryland, Rutgers, Utah and Nevada are the main ones recruiting me right now," Henderson said. "I'm hoping more come along and find me and see what they like. I know I can play at the next level, but I just have the find a school that is ready to offer me."

Henderson is on pace to graduate in December and he will have three years to play two following the 2012 football season.

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