Troy Henderson Jr. made the trek from Liberty, Ohio to watch SU’s spring game yesterday in the Dome. Judging from his Twitter account, the 6’1’’, 210-pound linebacker enjoyed the game and was impressed by what Syracuse has to offer. Henderson Jr. tweeted a picture of him with Orange legend Floyd Little that said: “ Loved the Syracuse visit.”
In addition to Syracuse, Henderson Jr. has been offered a football scholarship by Bowling Green, Cincinnati, Kent State and Toledo.
Henderson Jr. is a prototypical SU recruit and definitely has a good chance of committing. In the last few weeks, Scott Shafer has given offers to highly-touted 4-star recruits Gabe Megginson (offensive lineman) and Ryan Davis (wide receiver). These two are reaches for the Orange. Landing a guy like Henderson Jr. is much more realistic because Syracuse historically receives many commitments from 3-star athletes who still have a part of their game to work on. Henderson Jr. falls into this category as SU works toward recruiting 4-star talent.
Based off of his size and the offers he has received, Henderson Jr. is very similar to 2014 recruit Parris Bennett. Both are linebackers who are a little undersized. Neither will play right away for SU, but both can definitely be impact players in the future.
The fact that Henderson Jr. came for the spring game is important because it allowed him to see the team’s style, the Dome atmosphere and how the players and coaches conducted themselves. The visit also allowed Henderson Jr. to meet with a few 2014 Syracuse football recruits. He tweeted out a picture with himself and future SU linebacker Zaire Franklin.
Last Wednesday Syracuse received its first verbal commitment to the 2015 class from running back Tyrone Perkins. The Orange could soon add a second recruit to the list with Troy Henderson Jr.
Posted by: Connor Morrissette