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.