Henderson looking for another D-1 opportunity

As a prep in Alabama, current Navarro DE Cameron Henderson (6-5, 250) basically had his choice of SEC programs to attend, but chose Auburn because it was relatively close to home and because he believed in the coaching of Tommy Tuberville. However, when the Tigers made let the veteran coach go, things began to fall apart for Henderson and he transferred to the best JUCO program he could find...

"Things just weren't right for me (at Auburn)," Henderson admitted to JCFootball.com recently. "I lost my motivation and just sorta let things slip academically and had to get a fresh start.

"Navarro was a school I'd heard about and I figured it would be a good place to get off to a fresh start and maybe I could get another opportunity to play D-1 football again."

As a redshirt freshman last fall, Henderson rotated in at both defensive end positions and managed to post 11 tackles and no sacks in spot duty.

"I feel like I'm at my best rushing the quarterback and this year I should put up bigger numbers definitely," Henderson noted. "I have a quick first step and I have good speed off the edge and that allows me to get into a lineman quicker than he's ready for."

A few BCS schools have already shown Henderson some early recruiting attention and one has offered the talented defensive lineman.

"Baylor offered me about three weeks ago," Henderson said. "They like me as a pass-rusher either as a stand-up defensive end or with my hand down.

"Iowa State and Alabama have also talked to me and said they like me too, but they haven't offered yet."

According to Henderson what he's looking for in a school doesn't have anything to do with location and more to do with how early he can get on the field.

"I'm done in December and I'll only have two years of eligibility left," Henderson said. "Getting on the field early and having the chance at playing time is probably the most important thing for me.

"The place that gives me the best chance of starting is the place that I will go. I'd like to decide early, probably during the summer, so that I can focus on school and football this fall."

We'll have more from Henderson in the coming weeks and months as he gets closer to making a decision.

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