Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Henderson will be a different player in '13
By Brent Sobleski
Seantrel Henderson's college football career to date can be described as rocky at best. Henderson hasn't lived up to the massive expectations placed on him entering college. He bounced in and out of the Hurricanes' starting lineup last year despite being the team's most talented blocker. Things have changed. And the massive lineman now appears entrenched as one of Miami's stalwarts along its offensive front.
"I'm excited about him," Miami head coach Al Golden told Michael Casagrande of the Sun-Sentinel. "He has a different look about him right now. He had a good off-season program. He's staying off lists. He's doing a good job."
Back issues slowed Henderson the past year, but those should go away after a strong off season in the weight room.
"The 6-foot-8 rising senior once played in the 375-pound range, but now he's down to 338 and feeling great," Casagrande reported.
Henderson realizes this may be his last opportunity to live up to his massive potential.
“To be honest, I just know I don’t have too much time left for any mistakes, for any mess-ups,’’ Henderson told Susan Miller Degnan of the Miami Herald. “The sand is just going through the little time glass. Every day I wake up, I’ve got to do everything right, I’ve got to be everywhere on time and I’ve got to get my job done."
Any more issues from Henderson and there is plenty of talent along Miami's offensive to supplant him at right tackle. Otherwise, Miami shouldn't have a revolving door at right tackle with Henderson healthy and ready to play at a much higher level.