The USC weekend has been shaping up to be a big recruiting for a while, and it just got even bigger now that the #1 offensive line recruit in the country, Seantrel Henderson, is most likely visiting for the weekend as well.
Bill Kuerlic reported on Monday that Henderson had selected his five official visits and the top ranked tackle is looking to visit South Bend when USC comes into town for the Ocotober 17th showdown.
“I definitely know his five official visits,” Sean Henderson said. “He will visit Ohio State, Oklahoma, Florida, USC and Notre Dame.
“So far he has Ohio State Sept. 12. Notre Dame will probably be Oct. 17. And USC is Nov. 28 tentatively.”
Seantrel will visit Ohio State the weekend the Buckeyes play USC. Oct. 17 is the weekend the Irish take on USC. The weekend of Nov. 28 the Trojans play UCLA.
For a while it seemed like the Irish were out of the running for Henderson making Monday’s report for Kuerlic excellent news for Notre Dame. Notre Dame currently only has one offensive line commitment – Christian Lombard – and is need of signing a true left tackle. Henderson would more than fit the bill.
The bad news here is that Henderson will be seeing USC in person at least four times – against Notre Dame, UCLA, and Ohio State on top of his official visit to Southern Cal. Now, if Notre Dame were to say beat USC when they come to town they’ll give Henderson plenty to think about.
Notre Dame is going to have to put a strong product on the field in order to close on recruits like Henderson and it looks like Weis is putting a lot of his eggs in the USC weekend basket this year.
Some of the other uncommitted recruits visiting for the USC game are Devon Carrington (S), Joshua Shaw (CB), James Stone (OT), Cody Riggs (CB), and Gio Bernard (RB).