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Henderson checks out Michigan, Ohio State

7/30/2012

Joe Henderson (Shaker Heights, Ohio/Shaker Heights) could soon find himself in the middle of one of college football’s most storied rivalries.

The defensive end/outside linebacker participated at Ohio State’s Friday Night Lights camp to start his weekend off, and the 6-foot-3, 200-pound junior capped it with a visit to Michigan for its BBQ at the Big House on Sunday.

Michigan has offered Henderson while the Buckeyes have not.

“Ohio State, Michigan, they’re both excellent schools, a lot of athletic players,” said Henderson, who also has offers from Cincinnati and Illinois. “It’s going to be a tough decision if it comes down to that.”

Henderson thought he performed well at Friday Night Lights, which showcased some of the country’s top 2013 and 2014 prospects. He also had a chance to speak with the coaches during the event, too.

“The coaching staff told me they’re going to be watching me and recruiting me really hard,” he said. “They’re going to go over my tape. They’re going to get back with me in the next couple of weeks.”

Sunday was the third or fourth time Henderson estimates he has visited Michigan, which offered him during a camp in June. He called this most recent trip for the BBQ a “great experience.”

“The best part was when the coaches were talking about the education and the history,” he said, “and also when the coaches were telling us about themselves was pretty good.”

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Joe Henderson could find himself in the middle of one of college football’s most storied rivalries.