Monday, July 13, 2009
OT Henderson names four of five official visits
According to his father, ESPNU 150 Watch List offensive tackle Seantrel Henderson (St. Paul, Minn./Cretin-Derham) has pretty much come up with at least four of his official visits.
"I can give you about six to eight of the schools he is considering," Sean Henderson said. "You have to keep the Gophers in there in case he decides to stay home, but I'm not real sure where that stands. There is Minnesota, Florida, Florida State, Oklahoma, Michigan, USC, I know Notre Dame's been on his list and Ohio State.
"I know his five official visits. He will definitely visit Ohio State, Oklahoma, USC and Florida. Florida State is one that could change. He might decide to visit somewhere else besides Florida State. He could visit both the Florida schools or he might just take one to Florida."
The 6-foot-7, 295-pounder has been in Georgia playing in the Peach Jam basketball tournament. Contacted during a break, he agreed with his father for the most part, but not quite 100 percent.
When asked about the four definite official visits, Seantrel said, "That might change, but right now that's it. Florida State might be the fifth one."
Seantrel Henderson, a starter at tackle since the beginning of his sophomore season, helped lead Cretin-Derham to 12 straight victories before a loss in the playoffs last season.
Pittsburgh star favors two
Wide receiver and defensive back Brandon Ifill (Pittsburgh, Pa./Penn Hills) has 17 scholarship offers. However, his decision is down to five schools.
Ifill has narrowed his list to Pitt, West Virginia, Maryland, Michigan and Rutgers. He has visited all but Michigan, and that will change in the next couple weeks.
"I'm going to take one more unofficial visit," Ifill said. "I'm going to visit Michigan at the end of the month. I'll visit there July 31."
Even though Ifill will have visited all five schools by the end of the month, he is not planning to select a college anytime soon.
"I think I'll take some official visits," he said. "I'll probably take all five, to those five schools."
The 6-0, 175-pound Ifill has started at wide receiver and either cornerback or safety since the beginning of his sophomore season. He caught 31 passes and made 37 tackles during his junior season.
"I'm getting recruited for wide receiver, safety and cornerback," Ifill said. "Any of the three is OK."
When asked if he has a favorite school, Ifill said, "It's probably between Michigan and Maryland. I've been to Maryland twice. I feel comfortable with the coaching staff. Michigan has been recruiting me the longest. Coach (Rich) Rodriguez has been recruiting me since he was at West Virginia."