Ryan Henderson said last weekend after his USC trip that Utah would have to thoroughly impress him for the Utes to stay involved. That's exactly what happened during his weekend visit.
After visiting USC and Utah on back-to-back weekends, the three-star cornerback from Moreno Valley (Calif.) Rancho Verde is torn about his decision. He's still considered a commit to Utah but said both programs are tied at this point.
"The visit was great," Henderson said of Utah. "It was amazing. The people are cool. It's not what I expected Utah to be so it was a really good visit.
"As far as where I'm at right now, where my head is at with the whole decision, my parents and I had a meeting with coach (Kyle Whittingham) and I told him honestly right now SC and Utah is neck-and-neck."
Henderson, a physical and athletic 5-foot-10, 165-pound cornerback, has been committed to Utah since late June but the Trojans have recently gotten much more involved and he was blown away by his trip to USC last weekend.
What's also important is that Henderson and four-star wide receiver Junior Pomee, a teammate at Rancho Verde, both visited USC and Utah on the same weekends and plan to play in college together. Nothing is for sure because Pomee has other schools involved but that's the idea moving forward.
For Henderson, a tough decision looms.
"I'm not really sure what's going to happen," he said. "(Utah and USC) both have the same amount of pros and cons. The main deciding factor is me sitting down with my family and figuring out what's best for me and what I feel is best for me."
A decision could come by next Sunday. Henderson, rated as the No. 45 cornerback nationally, is expected to host Utah for an in-home visit on Wednesday and then USC will make its pitch on Saturday. Something could be determined in Henderson's recruitment soon after those visits.
"I could have a decision by late next weekend," Henderson said. "I should be able to decide what I want to do."