While Seantrel Henderson made official his intent to attend Southern Cal, he never made the decision official.
While the mammoth five-star offensive tackle counts towards USC’s mythical recruiting national championship, Henderson wasn’t counted among USC’s football signees. That’s because, as the New York Times reports, Henderson doesn’t plan on making his scholarship official until after USC’s meeting with the NCAA on February 19th.
Thayer Evans, who spent the week leading up to Signing Day with the Henderson family, reported today that Henderson won’t sign his letter of intent until the NCAA infractions committee meets. They’re expected to decide if any major sanctions will be handed down against the Trojans.
According to Henderson’s father Sean, USC coach Lane Kiffin has told him that the Trojans won’t be found guilty of anything major.
“As far as he’s been informed — he was very, very choosy with his words — there shouldn’t be anything going wrong because there was no knowledge of anything going on by the staff,” Sean Henderson told Evans.
It’s tough to fault Henderson for waiting to see what’s going to happen when the NCAA meets. In the mean time, I guess the recruiting battle for Henderson just got extended two weeks.