Sunday, May 24, 2009

BUCKEYES, WOLVERINES IN ANOTHER 'HUGE' BATTLE

Seantrel Henderson, the nation's No. 1 prep football prospect for the class of 2010 — according to Rivals.com — has already received offers from every elite program in the country.

Ohio State, Notre Dame, Florida, USC — and yes, Michigan — are just a few of the programs salivating over the possibility of having this mountain of man anchor their respective offensive lines.

The huge 6-8, 300-pound tackle from St. Paul, Minnesota, has generated quite a buzz throughout the national scouting circles, being compared with the likes of former Buckeyes star Orlando Pace and former Baltimore Ravens' great Jon Ogden, because of his great athleticism and dominating style of play.

So who's Henderson's early leader? As of right now, the big man says 'that school up north' leads the pack.

In an interview with the Detroit Free-Press, Henderson commented on his visit to Michigan by saying that he "loved ... more than any other college I've been to so far."

Now, before Buckeye fans begin to panic, Henderson has yet to visit Columbus. He said he intends to take his tour at OSU sometime this summer.

Umm ... you know, September 12 is considered summer. Could he be coming in for a visit when USC rolls into town for the primetime tilt with the Buckeyes? If so, the electricity generated from the national title-like atmosphere could be the determining factor.

The Buckeyes have already received a verbal commitment from Andrew Norwell (Anderson H.S./Cincinnati, Ohio), the No. 2 rated offensive tackle in the nation for the class of 2010 according to Scout.com.