Diablo Valley's Hendershott has options

One JUCO All-American with several offers already on the table is Diablo Valley WR John Hendershott (6-3, 195). He's taken four visits and he's looking at scheduling his final visit for the first week after the beginning of the year. JCFootball.com caught up with the talented wideout and he updated us on things including why a young man with his considerable skills ended up going to JUCO route...

"I went to De La Salle and it's a great program, but they run the veer and as a receiver you don't get a lot of chances," Hendershott, who was a full-qualifier, told JCFootball.com. "I had some chances to go to some smaller schools to play, but I decided I wanted to go JC to see if I could get an offer."

With his size and excellent speed (4.5), Hendershott managed to post solid numbers for Diablo Valley in the two years he played, but as a sophomore in 2008 he was one of the best wideouts in the country, hauling in 65 receptions for 1,150 yards and an amazing 18 touchdowns, while earning First Team All-American honors.

"I usually played out wide, but I can do whatever a team needs me to do," Hendershott said. "If I need to be physical to get a DB off of me, I can do that or if they play off I can run by them."

On the recruiting front, Hendershott already has five D-1 offers and several D-1AA offers to his name and he's hoping to schedule his fifth and final visit after the first of the year.

"I just visited Marshall last week (Dec. 18th - 20th) and I got back yesterday," Hendershott said. "They offered me while I was there and I really had a good time over there on my visit.

"I visited Bowling Green earlier, when they played against Buffalo and that was a good visit and then I piggy-backed a visit to Cal Poly and to Portland State the next week so I have on more visit to take."

In addition to his offers from those four schools, Hendershott also has offers from Arkansas State, Ohio and Utah State as well as heavy interest from Washington State and Utah as well.

"I'm looking to visit Utah State on January 5th and that will be my last visit," Hendershott said. "If Utah or Washington State offered me that would be something I'd consider pretty strongly, but at this point they are just talking to me and they haven't offered me."

Hendershott still plans to sign with a school by the mid-year deadline of January 15th and he'll have three years to play two wherever he ends up.

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