Henderson ready to emerge 

March, 2, 2012
LOS ANGELES -- USC’s veterans seem more anxious than normal as spring ball, which kicks off Tuesday, approaches. The long layoff, made even longer with the lack of bowl practices, has them chomping at the bit to tighten up the chin straps.

But that anticipation might not even compare to some of the younger players looking forward to their first spring ball as Trojans. The USC coaches made an effort to redshirt as many newcomers as possible last year, hoping to preserve their eligibility for as long as possible to weather the years of scholarship reductions.

Ryan Henderson
Shelly Castellano/Icon SMIRedshirt freshman cornerback Ryan Henderson is intent on emerging as a viable option at cornerback this spring.