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Henderson high on TCU, taking it slow

3/16/2012

Bryson Henderson (Mansfield, Texas/Summit) went on the record Thursday night to address his interest in TCU. While he’s very interested in the Horned Frogs, he’s not as interested in making any quick decisions – contrary to popular belief.

“A lot of people have asked me about it. It’s pretty hard to commit right now,” said Henderson, a 6-foot-6, 240-pound defensive lineman. “I’ve got to see where I’m at. Last time I talked to my father about this was junior day [Sunday]. I really haven’t talked about it lately.

“I have a high interest [in TCU], but right now, I’m taking it slow.”

Henderson, the younger brother of NFL defensive tackle and former Oklahoma standout Adrian Taylor, is getting looks from Oklahoma, Texas Tech, Tulsa, Baylor and a few other schools. TCU is the only school that has offered thus far, and Henderson said the chance to play in the Big 12 and close to home – roughly 15 minutes away – is intriguing.

Henderson, however, is adamant about acknowledging that he is still wide open with his recruiting process. He’s hoping to take a few more visits, and he’s hoping to pick up a few more offers and make a thorough decision when the time is right.

“I want to go someplace where I’ll be on the field. I don’t want to get redshirted my first year,” Henderson said. “As soon as I get there, I want to be out there making plays. Of course, I want to be a great leader, too. I want to be the next guy everybody is talking about.”

Henderson recorded 75 tackles, 10 sacks and an interception for Summit during the 2011 season. He lined up at defensive tackle for the Jaguars but is projected by many to be a defensive end in college.

Henderson is being recruited to play at TCU by quarterbacks coach/co-offensive coordinator Rusty Burns. He said he also has been in contact with both head coach Gary Patterson and defensive coordinator Dick Bumpas.