Leeds (Alabama) defensive lineman 2024 Kavion Henderson had a great second season, which put it on the national map.
The 6-foot-3, 248-pounder knows the work has only just begun and Henderson is focused on making sure he has a big offseason.
“My goal is to get bigger, stronger and faster,” Henderson told ISD. “I want to work on my hands and my technique.
“I want to get to 250. I know in the spring we’re going to be conditioning a lot. I want my season weight to be around 240.”
Notre Dame is one scheme that could be poised to push forward Henderson’s recruitment sooner rather than later as Al Washington have begun to build a relationship with the Leeds star.
“I know Coach (Mike) Moon came to school earlier this year, but I haven’t spoken to him because I’m a 2024,” Henderson explained. “I spoke to Coach Washington, the new defensive line coach. I think they’re going to offer people in my class on St. Patrick’s Day.”
The Alabama native is grateful for Notre Dame’s interest and if an offer comes along, it would be big for Henderson.
“I remember watching Notre Dame on TV when my grandfather lived when they played in Alabama,” Henderson said. “It’s a blessing to know that I’m on their recruiting committee and they’re watching me.
“It would mean a lot. Every offer is a blessing and I would definitely consider it. Notre Dame is a good school and Coach Washington is a great coach. I would love to play for them.”
Henderson is no stranger to big offers, but he’s in no rush to make a decision as he takes everything in stride.
“Having a lot of offers can get tricky because you can only choose one school in the end,” Henderson said. “It’s a blessing. I take my time and build relationships.
“When I received my first offer, I was very shocked and surprised. After that, I know I had to be humble and put God first. They kept coming as I kept working hard, going in camps and competing.”
As for visits, Henderson will be looking to make several trips in the coming months, including a possible trip to Notre Dame as he wants to be prepared by Washington at camp.
“I have a lot of visits coming up,” Henderson said. “We’re going to Arkansas. I’ll be at UCF on March 25. I’m visiting Georgia again and looking to go to USC, Texas Tech and other schools, but haven’t decided yet. of dates.
“I’m going to try to go to Notre Dame this summer, so I can work with Coach Washington.”
Rivals: 6.0 (four stars)
Offers: Arizona State, Arkansas, Auburn, Central Florida, Coastal Carolina, Eastern Kentucky, Georgia, Georgia Tech, Houston, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisville, Marshall, Michigan, Mississippi State, NC State, Oklahoma, Oregon, Purdue, Tennessee, UAB and USC
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