2011 prospect, Jon Henderson (Leander HS), is easily one of the most talented athletes in the state…
Henderson Talks Junior Day Visit
Last weekend Oklahoma held its third junior day of the year for the class of 2011. Only a select few players received an invite and Jonathon Henderson, 5-foot-9, 185-pound athlete from Leander High in Texas was one of those few. "My parents went up with me," Henderson said. "It was a good experience. It was a very casual thing. It was fun and I liked it. I liked it a lot." While on his visit Henderson was able to hang out with 2011 QB commit Kendal Thompson who is someone that Henderson is already familiar with. "I hung out with Kendal Thompson. As a matter of fact he played baseball and I knew of his team back in the day. So I got along with him." Oklahoma is recruiting Henderson to play slot receiver. And even though they did not extend an offer just yet, they explained to Henderson the reason for that. "The situation is that they have to see me this spring and get more familiar with me before they offer me," Henderson said. Even though OU likes him at slot receiver it is Bobby Jack Wright, who has recruited Texas well for years, who is handling his recruitment. "My recruiter is actually Bobby Jack Wright," Henderson said when asked if Coach Jay Norvell was the one handling his recruitment. "It's been going well. I'm just now starting to get to know him. This is the first I have ever seen him so we are just starting to get to know each other and build a relationship." The Leander star could make it back to Norman as early as next month for the Red & White game. "They gave me a schedule so it's possible I may go back up there for the spring game." Henderson who states he runs a 4.4 flat has been offered by Baylor and Texas A&M at the moment. While getting noticed on the gridiron, Henderson is also getting attention on the baseball field as well. "I play left field and I'm the lead off hitter," Henderson stated. "I'm going to a Dodgers camp in the summer. So the looks are there but it just hasn't really blown up yet. Texas A&M is looking at me for both sports too." Henderson has actually been playing baseball longer than football but he doesn't like one over the other. "I have been playing baseball longer but I like to play both of them the same." Playing both sports is something Henderson talked about with the Sooner coaches about while in Norman. "I spoke with them a little bit about it and they told me that I could play both sports if I wanted to do that," Henderson stated. When asked if he had a top three or a top five Henderson had this to say. "My top three are really the ones that have offered me and the ones that I have gotten to know. Oklahoma stands out at the top but they haven't extended an offer yet. So right now they are kind of at the bottom but not really on the bottom if you know what I mean."
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