Nation's No. 1 recruit could soon be a Cane

Nation's No. 1 recruit could soon be a Cane

Seantrel Henderson was rated as the nation's top overall prospect on Scout.com for the Class of 2010. After signing with USC in February and not enrolling for summer school, the standout left tackle prospect was back on the market.

Seantrel Henderson took all five of his official visits last recruiting season. One of them was to Miami. After strongly considering the Hurricanes and Ohio State as well, Henderson signed with USC.

At 6-foot-8 and 345 pounds, Henderson was unable to qualify for the summer session at USC and was released from his scholarship earlier this week. That meant he was free to sign with any other school.

His father told the New York Times Friday that Henderson plans to enroll at Miami in the fall. He has not yet officially signed with the Canes, as of Friday night, and hasn't qualified academically just yet. Since the signing period ended back in April, he would simply report in August and officially be part of the class.

Freshmen report August 3rd and that's when Henderson would begin his college career as a Hurricane, if he qualifies. Outside linebacker Kelvin Cain signed with the Canes in February, didn't qualify for summer school but has since done so and plans to report to UM in early August. That would be the same path for Henderson, if he makes the grade.

The five-star left tackle prospect would be a huge addition to Miami's class. He would bolster an already strong incoming offensive line group that will also be led by five-star Brandon Linder.

Senior Orlando Franklin seems to have the left tackle position locked up heading into fall camp but Henderson is talented enough to make a strong push very early in his career.

Stay tuned as we'll have more on this situation when it becomes available.

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