April 20, 2012

Florida safety picks up first college offer

Safety Tyler Henderson Crestview (Florida) Crestview High School has plenty of upside and that is what the 5-foot-11, 190 pounder is hoping the college coaches begin to notice as well.

One school has already put their cards on the table, as the Duke Blue Devils extended an offer this week to the hard hitting defender, other schools like Army appear to be on the horizon with a possible offer ... at least that is what Henderson is hoping for.

The two way player chimed in what has been unfolding with his recruiting as he spoke with GoBlackKnights.com this week. "It was great to get the offer from Duke and it removed a lot of stress," says the elated Henderson, who indicated that the ACC school has been recruiting him over the past two weeks.

"Army is recruiting me hard and I hope something happens with them soon, because I'm interested in them," confirms Henderson, who said that the Black Knights have reached out to him recently. "I heard from them last week through my head coach. He told me they ask from my highlight film and that they are interested in me."

In addition to Army, Henderson was quick to point out that he wasn't sure where the rumor got out that he had an offer from Navy, but did share that they were showing tons of interest in his talents as well.

Ironically, Henderson is also the centerfielder on Crestveiw's baseball team, where the team is now looking ahead to their post-season play. "We are about to start the playoffs, says the dual sport athlete, who on the gridiron had over 100 tackles in 2011, two interceptions .... one for which was returned for 65 yard touchdown.

Henderson is more of an instinctive safety, with the ability to read the play and his run support is probably the strongest part of his game right now.

Along with Duke, Army and Navy, Henderson stated that he is also hearing from Indiana and that Florida seems to be show some interest.

Henderson, who currently has a 3.9 GPA and says that he plans on majoring in engineering are something in psychology curriculum.

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