Notre Dame Football Recruiting

Arjei Henderson Open To Notre Dame Official

January 11, 2018
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Regional schools like Oklahoma, Alabama, Texas A&M and Texas have Arjei Henderson’s full attention, but other programs, including Notre Dame, remain on the 2019 Texas wide receiver’s radar.

The 6-foot-1, 180-pounder received an offer from the Irish a year ago.

“At the beginning of my recruitment, it was a school I had a huge interest in,” the Richmond, Texas native said. “I just haven’t been up to visit, but as far as the coaching staff and program, yeah, I’m interested in Notre Dame.”

Henderson pointed to the “the kind of people they are, their will to win, the things they preach and practice, it’s a good thing to be around.”

While the Big 12 and SEC programs are atop his list, he’s open to getting to South Bend.

“I’m pretty sure one of my officials this spring will probably be up there,” the Fort Bend Travis star said. “No set date, but I for sure will be up there.

“I want to see what I expect as far as a dream school, somewhere I can further my education and football career. I hope to see good things from them.”

Henderson pointed to the tradition surrounding the Longhorns.

“Being from Texas, there’s no feeling like it,” he said. “Austin, the culture there, the city, Lake Travis, everything there, it’s a wonderful place.

“I’m from UT, I was born and raised in Austin. That’s my dream school, that’s where I grew up. Of course, that plays a big part in my decision, but I’m going to wait it out and take my time with it.”

2019 Texas quarterback commit Roschon Johnson has already been in Henderson’s ear.

“He’s definitely been putting in his effort in recruiting,” he said. “Him and other commits have been taking their shots at me.”

Still, he’s hoping to see some more from Tom Herman’s squad.

“I’d definitely love to see them air it out a little bit more,” Henderson acknowledged. “Of course, they can do both, but I’d definitely love to see them use their receivers a little bit more, put them into action.”

Henderson also likes what he’s seen in College Station.

“The tradition there at Aggieland, I’ve never seen anything like it,” he said. “That was probably my first visit and still probably my favorite one. The coaching staff, the tradition there, it’s not football, football. They’re preaching life after football and being successful in life as a man. That’s something that opened my eyes.”

As for Oklahoma, the one-time Sooner and Oregon commit says, “I just love being up there in Norman, I love the feeling.”

LSU and Clemson are also making pitches.

He doesn’t expect to make a decision until February, but isn’t totally sure yet.

He does know what he’s looking for in a college.

“Just a place I can call home and further my education, future and career in football.”

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