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Henderson's addition huge for Canes

Remember what Bryant McKinnie meant to the Hurricanes offensive line? Consider the potential addition of Seantrel Henderson just as large.

Seantrel Henderson Although a few sources at UM as of late Tuesday night could not confirm Henderson (the nation's No. 1 high school offensive lineman) was already on his way to South Florida after being released from USC earlier in the day, indications are it might not be long before he becomes the last addition to the 2010 signing class.

Apparently, the only hold up at this point according to a UM source, is that the Canes have to wait until Wednesday -- when he is officially cleared by the NCAA -- to talk to him. After that, Henderson has to make it through UM admissions and the clearinghouse (so it probably will take a couple days before UM makes it official). Henderson would then likely start classes in August. I've been told UM, which looked like they would be about four over the 85 scholarship limit, has a scholarship to give to Henderson. By being released from his national letter of intent by USC, Henderson does not have to sit out this season.

Henderso, who was reportedly in Miami according to the St. Paul Pioneer Press this past weekend, hasn't spoken to any reporters in weeks and his father, who did most of the interviews for him late in the recruiting game, hasn't been answering his cell phone the last couple days. While there is likely some wiggle room (he could always back out and go to Ohio State), the word is Miami is his first choice. 

Henderson (6-8, 337) is the type of lineman that every coach dreams of. Described by Sports Illustrated as "the most polished linemen of the past decade," he would become the most highly touted lineman to sign with the Canes. McKinnie, drafted seventh overall by the Vikings in the 2002 draft, was the anchor of UM's national title team. Henderson is of the same ilk, a player most expect could at least contribute right away if not start at left tackle and keep Jacory Harris' jersey free of grass and blood stains for the next couple years.

If he comes, it would also mean young, perhaps, less talented players like Ben Jones and Jermaine Johnson (slotted to compete for the starting right tackle job) will not have to be depended on to carry a huge load right away. All three could potentially all end up splitting playing time until one emerges. Neither Jones or Johnson has played much yet and are still developing. 

Couple more tidbits...

> I was told the likelihood of freshman cornerback Jeremy Davis getting into school in August was "about 40 percent." Davis (5-11, 162) is one of four DBs in UM's 2010 class.

> It is expected that offensive tackle Tavadis Glenn, who attended an academy school his senior year while playing for Jacksonville Raines, will end up at prep school. 

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IT'S OFFICIAL SEANTREL IS COMING TO THE "U"

I've this kid play his entire career at Cretin, my daughter graduated with him this year and he is a good kid, I was surprised when he first signed with USC, but Kiffin came in making big promises and ended up being a liar.

If he wants to get to the NFL, being a Cane will get him there, and playing with some real competition in South Florida with the talent Randy & Co are stocking up right now will be a big boost.

Good Luck Seantrell..

Go Canes

I've watched this kid play his entire career at Cretin, my daughter graduated with him this year and he is a good kid, I was surprised when he first signed with USC, but Kiffin came in making big promises and ended up being a liar.

If he wants to get to the NFL, being a Cane will get him there, and playing with some real competition in South Florida with the talent Randy & Co are stocking up right now will be a big boost.

Good Luck Seantrell..

Go Canes

Any update? It's been quiet all of the sudden. Go canes.

According to ESPN its official Hes coming to the U!!!! forget LeBigHead this is big new!

errr sporting news i meant...sorry not on ESPN yet

I'M GLAD TO SAY THAT THERE ARE SOME SOURCES REPORTING THAT SEANTREL HENDERSON HAS SIGNED LOI WITH MIAMI, JUST A LITTLE WHILE AGO. WOW

SEANTREL HENDERSON WILL ATTEND MIAMI

by: Thayer Evans–The New York Times

Seantrel Henderson, a prized offensive lineman considered by analysts to be the nation’s top high school football recruit, and his father, Sean, said on Friday afternoon that he would attend the University of Miami in the fall.

Henderson had been recruited by every major college football program in the country.

Henderson’s announcement came just three days after Southern California released him from his letter of intent and is a recruiting coup for Miami Coach Randy Shannon.

Henderson is a 6-foot-8, 340-pound left tackle from Cretin-Derham Hall High School in St. Paul, Minn. and had been recruited by every major college football program in the country. Immediately, he becomes the prize of a already loaded Hurricanes recruiting class.

Henderson said that he signed a letter of intent only after Lane Kiffin, the first-year U.S.C. coach, had assured him and his family not to be worried about possible penalties from the investigation, which centered on improper benefits given to the star tailback Reggie Bush. But last month, the Trojans were hit with a two-year bowl ban, four years’ probation and loss of scholarships.

Henderson will arrive at Miami on Aug. 3 and is already academically eligible for the upcoming season, Sean Henderson said.

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/07/10/sports/ncaafootball/10henderson.html?_r=1&ref=ncaafootball

Its official...

He's a Cane baby! http://www.nytimes.com/2010/07/10/sports/ncaafootball/10henderson.html?_r=2

Miami is the choice folks.. The NY Times just broke the story with his father Sean.. He is all set and will be at school on Aug 3rd..

Great Decision Seantrell..

Go Canes!!!

New York Times has reported that Henderson IS a 'Canes and he will start practicing on 8.3. And he has already been declared eligible.

THIS moment will be remembered for a long time. Nice little off-season present...Two 5-star guys falling into our laps!!!

InsidetheU, NY Times and CNNSI are reporting Seantrel to Miami is now done. He will be enrolling Aug 3rd and eligible immediately. Go Canes!

C'mon Manny you got to be more on this story. How did the NY Times get the scoop on you. HE SIGNED WITH THE U

It's being reported that we got him!!!!!!!!!

Scout.com reports that Seantrel Henderson has signed a letter of intent with the University of Miami......it took some time but in the end he made the right decision. Wade/Bron/Bosh......and now this this....Miami is on fire.

the Lebron effect has started!! Wow

wow. this may be the most physically imposing front 5 ive ever seen:

LT- 6'8 330 seantrel henderson
LG- 6'7 315 orlando franklin
C- 6'6 300 brandon linder
RG- 6'5 330 brandon washington
RT- 6'5 300 ben jones

our running game is going to be ridiculous.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MXbmO3r7oKY The Passing Offense

i dont know he looks kind of soft ..
i hope he got that mean nasty in him , but it dont look like it ... hope im wrong .

i do know he at least will be good and add depth to now a deep oline. I hope he dont be one of those weight casualties....his height might keep him from doing that... so the sky is the limit for him ... its all about his heart now ... havnt seen him play so cant comment on that.
Now all whipple need to understand is.... when its just time to pound.. just pound the fnnn ball and dont get cute.....
dont sleep on e. clements .. he said he is here to compete saying redshirt is a waiste of time ... this camp might be the best we ve had ina while.

Great get for the canes, but the truth is that we've been recruiting these all world types for years and have seen little in return. I'm talking about,KWright,LanceLeggett,Willie Williams,Reggie Youngblood,Ryan Moore,Sam Shields and the list goes on and on.

there's to many busts for comfort here. I just don't think our coaches are up to the level we need to play NC caliber ball. I predict SH will be at best a starter on a very average 9-3 team.

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