Four-star junior quarterback Caleb Henderson of Burke (Va.) Lake Braddock has quietly accumulated over 20 offers and is now claiming a top five. He took a few visits during the fall and hopes to hit the road once again for a few more visits this winter and spring.
"Recruiting is great," said Henderson, who is 6-foot-4 and 225 pounds. "I've had a college visit me at least four times a week. I have about 25 offers now."
While Henderson did not want to go into too many specifics as to who some of the new offers are from, he did share his top five.
"Ohio State, Michigan State, Michigan, Oregon and UNC," said Henderson. "That's in no order. I don't have offers from Oregon, Ohio State and Michigan, but I'm in their top two or so and they wanna get to know me."
Henderson shared a few thoughts on each of his top five and what impressed him the most.
Oregon: "Because of the offense they run. I love it and it's an awesome school."
Michigan: "The tradition there. There aren't many schools that can say that they have always been great at football and Michigan is definitely one of them."
Michigan State: "It's an awesome atmosphere. I love East Lansing. Also, one of my family's closest friends, Pat Narduzzi, is the defensive coordinator there. He's a great guy."
Ohio State: "Again, the tradition is amazing. Urban Meyer is a great coach and I've loved Ohio State ever since I was a kid."
North Carolina: "I went down for a visit and the campus was beautiful. It's an amazing school and I like the offensive coordinator a lot."
Henderson did mention that there is still a possibility that there could be changes to his list of top schools. Also, during the fall he took visits to Michigan State and North Carolina. He is looking forward to more visits in the coming months.
"I'd like to see some SEC schools and visit my top five again," said Henderson, who also plans to attend an Elite 11 Camp and hopes to get an invite to The Opening during the summer.
On the field, Henderson is happy with how his junior season finished both personally and for his team.
"I threw for 2,600 yards and 23 touchdowns, rushed for 567 yards and 11 touchdowns, and we finished 9-3 and won our district," said Henderson. "I think I threw a lot tougher routes. Not necessarily the homerun, but routes with tighter windows. This off-season I still want to improve my foot speed. That would be the biggest thing right now."