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Seantrel saga officially ends

The 48-day journey from verbally committing to USC on National Signing Day to signing the Letter of Intent has come to (merciful) end as Seantrel Henderson has put pen to paper and is officially a Trojan.

The top-rated player in the 2010 recruiting class by most accounts signed his LOI in front of classmates during an assembly at Cretin-Derham Hall (Minn.) High School.

“I’m really happy for him. It was nice to see him make a decision for himself,” Cretin-Derham Hall football coach Mike Scanlan told the St. Paul Pioneer Press, apparently with a straight face and everything. “I wish him nothing but the best

The signing was first delayed on signing day when the big offensive tackle gave a verbal to USC, but backed off officially signing until he could get a better grasp of what NCAA sanctions the school may or may not be facing.  He was supposed to sign the LOI last Thursday but “logistical” issues prevented that from occurring, fueling even more speculation — some brought on by the tackle’s own words — that Henderson could flip his commitment.

In the end, Henderson stuck to his Feb. 3 words and is now a USC Trojan.

What kind of collegiate career the young man has and whether he can live up to the immense hype, however, remains to be seen.

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16 Responses to “Seantrel saga officially ends”
  1. Pier588 says: Mar 23, 2010 5:38 PM

    Where will Shawntrell want to play next when Lane and the Trojanmen get probation or the death penalty from the NCAA?

  2. WingT says: Mar 23, 2010 5:57 PM

    I guess he’s not too worried about the pending violations about to be handed down

  3. casey says: Mar 23, 2010 6:29 PM

    He has set himself up to fail. Look at the expectations Pryor put on himself with these shenanigans. He is a solid QB but some ppl expect him to be Vince Young even though he is just a sophomore.
    And on top of that, he went to a school that is about to be raked over the coals.

  4. hrmlss says: Mar 23, 2010 6:34 PM

    The pay was right….

  5. jshark says: Mar 23, 2010 7:48 PM

    Welcome to “PARADISE”,,,,, now,,,lets get down to business and show the country you are the “BEST”

  6. adeem4578 says: Mar 23, 2010 8:35 PM

    THANK GOD! Good luck to the kid but damn, I think I’m in the majority here when I say that I don’t wanna hear another word about this tool for a very long time.

  7. KyleOrtonsArm says: Mar 23, 2010 8:36 PM


  8. SSFDballer says: Mar 23, 2010 9:21 PM

    Next Bryce Brown, or Arthur Brown, recruting websites give guys 5-stars to add memberships to there websites!!
    He’ll be transferring home after a year or two for “family reasons”….

  9. HARRY from CANTON says: Mar 23, 2010 11:03 PM


  10. seventy7 says: Mar 24, 2010 8:40 AM

    too high of expectations + over hype = bust
    sorry kid…you are doomed

  11. BENITO says: Mar 24, 2010 9:40 AM

    ed oregon must have come through on a rap contract for his dady! you know…a real “OG” from st paul, minn.!!!! lol!!!

  12. OrangeBlood25 says: Mar 24, 2010 2:36 PM

    Lane Kiffin is casting his lot with Henderson–who obviously has the intangibles and the hype. Ultimately, you live and die with these kids Bryce Brown was similarly hyped but really didn’t deliver for Tennessee….now he’s transferring.
    I think it’s obviously a symbiotic relationship with him and Kiffin. Hopefully it works out for him and he becomes a star—but if he doesn’t we’ll all know why. Kiffin also doesn’t care about college kids—he cares about his next job and himself—he brings the “pro” mentality to college football. He’s everything that’s wrong with college football. If Seantrel succeeds he will take all the credit and if he fails he’ll be done with USC faster then you can blink.

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