BREAKING NEWS: Seantrel Henderson Announces Decision To Commit To USC

Ian O'BrienCorrespondent IFebruary 3, 2010

LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 13:  Lane Kiffin (L)  the new college football coach of University of Southern California speaks during a news conference at Heritage Hall on the campus of USC on January 13, 2010 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
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Blue-chip five-star offensive tackle recruit Seantrel Henderson recently announced his long-awaited decision on where he would play college football, with USC, Ohio State, Miami, and Notre Dame left hanging for a long time.  

Henderson has been compared to NFL greats such as Jonathan Ogden, Orlando Pace, and Bryant McKinnie.  He measures at 6'8" and 301 lbs.  He was rated No. 2 on the Rivals.com 2010 Top 100 football recruiting list and No. 1 on the Scout.com Top 300.

The Trojans new head coach Lane Kiffin is already off to a booming start with 18 recruits being brought in, including five, five-star recruits, and he still has yet to coach a USC football game as head coach.  Even without Henderson, USC would have had an excellent, top five-caliber recruiting class with recruits such as WRs Kyle Prater and Markeith Ambles, ATH Robert Woods, RBs Dillon Baxter and D.J. Morgan signing on as Trojans.  Now that they have him, they have finished No. 2 in the nation in recruiting, trailing only behind Florida.

It appears right now that USC football is headed in the right direction after the resignation of Pete Carroll, who left with offensive coordinator Jeremy Bates to become head coach of the Seattle Seahawks.  Look for USC to challenge Oregon for a Pac-10 title and contend for a national championship in a couple of years.