After impressing offensive line coach Mike Markuson with his film and his weight gain, Monsignor…
Henson Eyeing Visits; Has Decision Timetable
Monsignor Donovan High (Toms River, N.J.) offensive lineman Brad Henson is yet to trim his offer list yet, and for good reason. The offers keep coming in, and the latest was from a program that produces plenty of NFL offensive linemen. Wisconsin was the latest to extend an offer, with the Badgers doing it early in the week, and the 6-foot-4, 260-pound Henson is also setting up summer visits. "I'll probably have top seven or eight after my (summer) visits, and then I'll do a top five and make a decision after that," Henson said. "I want to decide before the season. I really want to be able to focus on my team and be a leader for them." Henson already visited Rutgers, North Carolina, Boston College, Connecticut, Miami, North Carolina State, Virginia and West Virginia. His next round of visits will be to schools in the southeast, and were made before the Wisconsin offer. "This summer I'm going to try and get to South Carolina, Tennessee, try to get down to Georgia and Georgia Tech," Henson said. "I know I want to do a tour of the south before the summer ends." There are also distinct reasons for getting to each school. "South Carolina offered me a few months and I wanted to get down there for a while," Henson said. "I was kind of a Georgia fan growing up and I them on tv against Georgia, so I have seen them. "Ten is pretty much the same deal. I know they have a beautiful stadium there." The visits Georgia and Georgia Tech will be a bit more personal because of Henson's familiarity with each play. "I have family right in Athens, so I know they area," Henson said. "I grew up a Georgia Tech fan. I have family right there. Back in the ‘70s my uncle played for them." The Wisconsin offer came after the Badgers spent plenty of time scouting Henson, who said he will try to visit there. "They came by the school a few months ago and the offensive line coach (Mike Markuson) hinted they would be offering, and it was going to be a matter of time," Henson said. "They called my coach and officially offered." Henson doesn't know a bunch about the Badgers, but he loves the history of producing NFL players. "That's the biggest thing I know, it's that they produce a lot of NFL offensive linemen," Henson said. "I know they won the Big Ten title last and they said they liked me at guard." Schools are recruiting Henson as an interior offensive lineman, but he believes guard suits his skill set better. "I always liked playing guard," he said. "It's probably my favorite position because I like being able to pull and block in space. At my height …center is a little more challenging."
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