Southeast Raleigh (Raleigh, N.C.) rising senior signal caller Gabe Henderson didn’t make a previously scheduled trip to UVa on Saturday, but he did participate in the Nike Training Camp held in Charlottesville on Sunday. The 6-0, 185-pound prospect toured the University Virginia before and after Sunday’s camp and thought highly of the experience.
“I thought it was real nice,” Henderson said. “I went to the basketball gym. We parked outside the football stadium and walked around. Those were the two big things that stuck out to me. Everything seemed real nice there.”
Henderson had been impressed with Virginia prior to Sunday’s experience. He does not have an offer from the Cavaliers but intends to return soon for Al Groh’s camp.
“I know most likely I’ll go up to Virginia and Virginia Tech for camps since I couldn’t make it up for a visit to Virginia, but more schools like Tennessee are showing interest,” Henderson said. “ECU offered me. A lot of different schools, like South Carolina, are showing interest, but Virginia and Virginia Tech are still atop my list.”
East Carolina and Kent State are Henderson’s two Division 1A offers to this point, but, as he mentioned, he is drawing serious inquiries from a number of other programs. Besides Virginia and Virginia Tech, he also intends to camp at East Carolina (his team is doing a 7-on-7 tournament there), Maryland, Tennessee and either Wake Forest or N.C. State.
Henderson looks forward to the opportunity to show what he can do in front of these college coaches.
“Most of them say the same thing,” said Henderson, who accounted for 2,900 total yards and 38 total touchdowns last season as a junior. “They like my highlight tape but want to see me work out in front of them.”
Henderson felt he performed well at the Nike Camp, but he was also pleased with some pointers he received.
“I know I have to have more quick feet,” Henderson said. “I’ve got to be quicker on drops and throwing the ball. I did a lot of drills we don’t do at our school. I think I played pretty good. I’ll take what I learned back to school, talk to my coach and work on them.”
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