Lane Kiffin, USC Give Seantrel Henderson His Freedom
Henderson verbally committed to USC in February and signed a letter of intent in March, before the NCAA handed down sanctions against the Trojans. Henderson, concerned that the sanctions make it less likely he can play for a national championship, asked out of his letter of intent, and USC coach Lane Kiffin has agreed to abide by Henderson's request.
"As of 1:30 p.m, we are releasing Seantrel Henderson out of his national letter of intent with zero penalties and no restrictions," Kiffin said Tuesday, per the Los Angeles Times. "Seantrel has been great through the whole process and we wish him the best of luck in his decision."
Kiffin has said he plans to "re-recruit" the 6-foot-8, 300-pound Henderson, and that he hopes Henderson can be persuaded to remain with the Trojans. USC coaches have already traveled to Minnesota to meet with Henderson twice since the NCAA sanctions were handed down. But multiple media outlets have reported that Henderson now considers Ohio State and Miami to be his top two choices.
Henderson is the No. 2 recruit at any position on the Rivals 100 and the No. 1 offensive lineman according to Scout.com.