Seantrel Henderson never asked for all of it. Or maybe he did. That's the hard part four years removed from being the nation's No. 1 high school player. Seantrel Henderson never asked to be The Next Big Thing. Or, if he did, no one ever told him it would be like this ... • Becoming the rare offensive linemen to be considered the best prep player in the country. • Being a part of -- or maybe orchestrating -- one of the most dizzying, anticipated, breathless, wild recruiting journeys in recent history. • Being flown halfway across the country to declare his undying love for Southern California on (then) CBS College Sports Network. • Then changing his mind five months later. On Signing Day 2010, Henderson's made-for-television decision was only a commitment. He didn't sign his scholarship until the next month, concerned about possible NCAA penalties at USC. In July 2010, USC released Henderson without a fight after the crippling NCAA penalties were finally handed down. The giant from Minnesota who fell in love with the West Coast ended up at Miami. It was a career littered with starts (26 in his career) and stops (various injuries). He experienced two head coaches and three suspensions -- Henderson revealed recently -- because of marijuana use. Despite being a freshman All-American, Henderson never rose higher than third-team all-ACC.
Canes' Henderson moving on after failing to live up to hype
CBS Sports | Jan 31