October 13, 2008

Versatile fullback keeps producing

Casey Henderson out of Benton, La. was one of the most productive backs in the state of Louisiana last season. This year, he is off to a fast start once again and his team is enjoying the same kind of success.

"The season is going pretty good," Henderson said. "We've got an undefeated team ranked No. 3 in the state. I had 157 yards rushing last game and I think the game before that I had 147. I've been playing pretty good."

Listed as a fullback, Henderson does much more than just block for Benton, evidenced by his nearly 2,000 yards rushing as a junior.

"I've been getting a lot of carries and I've been doing a lot of blocking and catching too," he said. "It's been really all around. That's my goal, to be consistent."

At 5-foot-10, 225 pounds, Henderson is a bowling ball of a back and is being recruited by several major college programs. He excelled at Oklahoma's camp this summer and has been receiving steady interest from the Sooners along with others.

"I've been talking to Louisiana Tech a lot and I've been talking to Ole Miss a lot," he said. "I'm still talking to OU and Texas A&M, I've been talking to them."

As far as visits, Henderson hopes to get some official visits scheduled following his senior football season but he was able to take in one game on an unofficial visit.

"It's going to be hard during football season to take any official visits so I was talking to my mom and dad and I'm going to set them up after the season," he said. "I took a visit to Texas A&M three weeks ago. I went there for a game. I liked it. I liked the atmosphere. It was pretty neat."

Because of his versatility, Henderson is being recruited at fullback, running back and even linebacker but Henderson for his part doesn't care what position he ends up at, as long as he ends up on a college football field.

"A lot of coaches want me to play fullback but a lot of them are saying running back because they see my film and say that I'm pretty athletic and have good hands," he said. "I would just like to play college ball. I could play fullback, running back or linebacker. It doesn't matter to me."

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