Seantrel Henderson Won't Sign USC Letter of Intent, Waiting for NCAA Ruling

Dan ScofieldAnalyst IFebruary 3, 2010

Pete Thamel from the New York Times is reporting that due to the potential violations looming at University of Southerner California, its top offensive line recruit Seantrel Henderson will wait to sign his letter of intent with the school.

Earlier this evening, Henderson picked Southern California on Tom Lemming's Signing Day special on CBS over the likes of Ohio State, Miami, Notre Dame, Minnesota, and Oklahoma.

Ironically, the New York Times published a detailed story on Henderson's announcement. In the story, Henderson's father, Sean, talked about the conversation held between Lane Kiffin, his son, and himself about the potential sanctions from the NCAA.

“As far as he’s been informed—he was very, very choosy with his words—there shouldn’t be anything going wrong because there was no knowledge of anything going on by the staff,” Sean Henderson said.

Now, he will take a wait-and-see approach in making his final decision. Sean Henderson said they will wait until after a Feb. 19-21 meeting between USC and a NCAA committee in order to decide whether they will sign the letter of intent or not.

In interviews after the decision had been made, Henderson stated that Ohio State and Miami were the clear runner-ups in his recruitment.

After his announcement, USC slipped past Florida for the best class of 2010, but losing the nation's second-ranked recruit would likely hand over the trophy to Urban Meyer and the Gators.


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