March 8, 2010

Henderson Ready to Return to Norman

Oklahoma players and coaches welcomed a second wave of athletes this past weekend as part of the Sooners second junior day. Amongst those in attendance was Leander (Texas) Leander athlete Jonathon Henderson, one of the Lone Star State's fastest-rising products.

The 5-foot-9, 185-pound speedster came into Norman, Okla. with some talk that he could be leaving with a scholarship offer, and though that didn't happen it didn't spoil his time in the Sooner state.

"It was good (the junior day). It was very informing, they showed us around the facilities and campus and then we got to talk to our position coaches. It was really a casual type of day," said Henderson.

As for his time with the Oklahoma coaching staff?

"I talked to the receivers coach Jay Norvell and I got to talk with coach Bob Stoops for a little bit," said the skilled two-way athlete. "They were nice and just very informing. They talked to me about where I could fit in and where they see me fitting into the program."

Henderson travelled to Norman with his parents following a week in which he saw his second offer come in the mail from Baylor, who joins Texas A&M, as official suitors for the athlete's services.

And although Henderson left Norman without an offer from the Sooners there seems to remain mutual interest between the Sooners coaching staff and the versatile Leander athlete.

"They didn't say anything about offering. But they just talked about how they needed to see me more during the spring," said Henderson. "I'm still interested in Oklahoma. My decision will be made after the spring sometime so everybody that is interested in me right now are all on a level playing field."

Henderson also added that he will try and plan on making it back to Norman for the Sooners spring game.

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