MinnesotaPreps recently had a chance to catch up with Seantrel Henderson, the top-rated football player in the class of 2010. Fresh off the summer basketball circuit, the Cretin-Derham Hall product was cheering his team on at last weekend's Pridercise 7-on-7 event in the Metrodome.
Henderson played with the Howard Pulley Panthers this summer. The Twin Cities-based AAU team, widely considered one of the top programs in the state, featured top basketball prospect Harrison Barnes as well as several other stud players. Barnes, a 6'6" superstar from Ames, IA, is the second-rated basketball player in the class of 2010. "Harrison, man," said Henderson. "He always tears it up. He's a real cool guy."
Top programs across the nation are waiting to hear where Henderson will take his official visits this fall. He's already made unofficial trips to Wisconsin, Michigan, Iowa, Florida, USC and Ohio State. "I've visited a couple schools," said Henderson. "I'm working on getting my official visits down, some game day visits. I'll probably do two in September, two in October and one in November."
Although he has encountered an incredible amount of interest in his college decision, Henderson wants to play things slow. He plans to make his decision on National Signing Day after playing in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl. "I'll decide on my top five schools mid-August," said Henderson.
Until then, all of Henderson's focus is on propelling Cretin-Derham Hall deep into the postseason. Cretin ended their 2008 season with a 28-27 loss to Blaine in the state tournament. "We can't lose again like last year," said Henderson.