Prospect Update: Mario Henderson

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Mario Henderson
Offensive Lineman - Lehigh Acres, FL (Lehigh HS)
Vitals: 6-7, 330
Stats: Graded out at 85 % for the season. Allowed only 2 sacks.  Had 87 pancakes. Offers: Pittsburgh Wisconsin Louisville Florida Florida State NC State Clemson  
Visits w/ player comments: Clemson - 1/17 - "I have a good relationship with Coach Scott.  He has known me the longest." NC State - 1/24 - "Two of my cousins and one of my friends go up there." Florida State - 1/31 - Leaders: "It's Clemson then Florida St."  
Tell us how your visit to NC State went this past weekend? ”It was alright.  I went up there to see my cousin Richard Washington. It went pretty good. They got a new weight room.  It's nice facilities.” Is NC State still in the picture? ”Yes they are still in it.” Has Florida State come on hard lately?
“Yes.  I guess they found out I am going to be a qualifier. They have been recruiting me harder.” Has playing basketball helped you to be a better offensive lineman? ”Yes it helps me in conditioning.  I am constantly running up and down.  It gets me in better shape.  I have lost like 10 pounds. I'm down to 325 now.  It helps me with my speed and my coordination and all that stuff. It makes me more athletic.” Any in-home visits in the near future?
“Coach Scott just called me and said he and Tommy Bowden will be down Wednesday. Florida State called and said they will be down on Thursday. A coach from NC State will be down Friday.” What are you looking for? "A good chance to play early and a good coaching staff."

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