And so the Lane Kiffin Recruiting Machine — Western USA Division — continues to roll right along.
Long thought to be earmarked for Ohio State, Seantrel Henderson, the No. 1 or No. 2 player in the country according to most of the major services, instead announced a few minutes ago that he will be joining Kiffin in his first season at USC.
If it’s any consolation to OSU fans, though, Henderson said the Buckeyes, much like they did on the field last September, finished No. 2 to the Trojans.
Henderson, the top-ranked offensive lineman in the country regardless of the recruiting service, had narrowed his list of potential destinations down to six in recent weeks — USC, OSU, Minnesota, Notre Dame, Miami and Florida.
In the past 48 hours, any lead the Buckeyes may have had for Henderson seemed to dissipate as Kiffin & Company came on strong at the end to land the mammoth tackle.