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Joe Henderson yearns for Ohio State offer

8/24/2012

Joe Henderson (Shaker Heights, Ohio/Shaker Heights) has offers from Michigan, Cincinnati and Illinois and likes all three.

What he’s looking for now is one from Ohio State.

“All three are great colleges, but I’m still waiting until my senior year,” the 2014 defensive end said. “Cincinnati is a great program. They’re great with the kids.

“Michigan is the same as Cincy. They have a great facility, great coaches. Coach [Greg] Mattison is one of my favorite coaches. Illinois has great facilities and great coaches. They know how to work well with the kids.”

That’s all nice, but what the 6-foot-3, 200-pound junior is looking for is a little love from the Buckeyes.

He’s been an Ohio State fan since he was little and received instruction from Buckeyes coaches at a summer camp.

Ohio State has shown interest along with Duke, Michigan State and West Virginia, but none of the four have given an offer just yet.

“It would mean a lot,” Henderson said. “I would be ecstatic if I get that offer [from the Buckeyes]. I’m working hard to get that one.”