Attending a school like Sacramento, Calif., powerhouse Grant High School has many benefits and few drawbacks. For defensive back Trayvon Henderson (Sacramento, Calif./Grant) it has been a little of both.
After being overshadowed by several of top prospects over the past two years, including U.S. Army All-American and Washington signee Shaq Thompson last year, Henderson is looking to leave his mark in 2012.
With a solid career to date, Henderson is now the man at the Northern California powerhouse. After a solid camp circuit this spring, Henderson received offers from Hawaii, Nevada and Colorado State and has heard from Colorado, Fresno State, Oregon and Washington State.
While in town for the Oregon NFTC, at which he received the defensive back MVP award, Henderson met with the Oregon coaching staff and came away with a good feeling about the Ducks program. Oregon defensive back coach John Neal has been tracking Henderson and awaiting the results of Henderson's SAT scores.
"I took the test again and I feel like I did pretty well on it. I am still waiting to get my scores back, but I think I definitely got the score I needed," Henderson said.
Henderson discussed things with the Oregon coaches and is eagerly awaiting his test results as he holds the Ducks in high regard.
"Of all the schools out there, I'm really feeling Oregon right now. At first it was the uniforms but after visiting up there, I saw how everything works and it is the type of environment I would thrive in," Henderson said. "The coaching staff has been together for so long and you can tell. Most schools change coaches every year and I don't want any part of that."
Henderson is a versatile prospect who can play safety or corner on the next level.
"I love the way Oregon plays defense," he said. "They move guys around and they fly to the ball. I feel like I'm a perfect fit for their system and if I do get an official offer, it would tough to say no to that."