January 13, 2009

Three-star fullback is in no rush

Benton, La. running back Casey Henderson was wildly productive as a high school football player and as February approaches, he hopes that that success will continue onto the college gridiron. However, Henderson is not close to any decisions and doesn't expect to rush into anything.

Several schools have shown the bowling ball fullback interest.

"Northwestern (State), Louisiana Tech, UL-L, South Carolina a little bit, Kansas and a couple of other schools have all been talking to me," Henderson said. "I have an offer from Arkansas Tech. I got it probably a month ago. I talk to Kansas a little bit more than a lot of other schools and I've been talking to a school called McNeese (State)."

Though Henderson seems far from ready to make a decision, he is not going to allow the rapidly approaching national signing day pressure him into moving forward with the process.

"I'm really not worried about signing day because you don't have to sign then," he said. "I still got about two or three more months so I think I'll make a decision later on in the spring."

One factor that will play into his decision will be what position he is projected at in college.

"I think a lot of schools are recruiting me as a linebacker but I want to play running back," he said. "UL-L I think wants me as a linebacker, Kansas too."

Henderson had a big senior year to prove he has the ability to run the ball.

"I had over 1,400 yards, last year I had over 1,800," he said. "This year I had 18 touchdowns. Last year I had 22. I broke the school rushing record so that's pretty good and I was just 100 yards short of breaking the parrish record."

While working out three times a day and staying focused on his studies, Henderson has decided that he doesn't care where he plays football as long as he puts himself in the right opportunity to be successful.

"It wouldn't matter to me if it was a big school or little," he said. "As long as I get an offer it doesn't matter. I'd even go walk on somewhere or play junior college for a year and go to a big school and do it that way."

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