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Notre Dame Football Recruiting

3-Star California CB Ramon Henderson

December 18, 2019

CB Ramon Henderson‍ 

ISD: 86 – 3-Star
Composite: 85.2 – 3-Star

6-2, 185
Liberty (Bakersfield, California)

Senior Stats
29 receptions, 581 yards, 7 TDs

Terry Joseph/Todd Lyght

Recruitment Rundown
Notre Dame wasn’t chasing many senior prospects throughout the fall and went months without receiving a 2020 commitment simply because there weren’t many uncommitted targets left on the board. Henderson was one of the very few Irish prospects who felt the need to let the process play out until the end, which was his plan from the start. Henderson was stunned to learn Notre Dame was offering back in May and it immediately became a school that he knew would have his attention throughout. He built a solid relationship with both Todd Lyght and Terry Joseph over the course of months.

An official visit in September made an even larger impression and Notre Dame appeared to have a substantial advantage over schools like Utah, Cal and Oklahoma. He toyed with the idea of taking more officials in the final weeks, but behind the scenes, it was clear he’d settled on Notre Dame. He made that public and official on National Signing Day.

Liberty Head Coach Bryan Nixon
“He loves playing the game. I think when you love playing the game and you’re talented, that bodes well for your future. He likes being out there, he likes being called upon. He’s got a wonderful attitude and he’s a very high character guy. I think all of that makes him a very marketable person and a very good player.”

ISD Expert Jamie Uyeyama
Henderson may be the most intriguing athlete out of everyone in Notre Dame's class. He has legit elite speed. That combined with his size and ball skills make it easy to see why the coaching staff wanted him, but he's much better as a receiver than a defensive back right now.

He's raw with his technique, but if the staff can refine his skills at cornerback, his ceiling is sky high. 

Favorite ISD Quote
“Obviously they’re good on the field, but they really show off in academics as well being one of the Top 10 schools in football and academics. That really stands out to me. My mom has always been big on academics, so a school like that she would love.”

Senior Highlights

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