After competing Saturday morning in the BadgerSport linemen challenge in Tampa, Ocala (Fla.) Vanguard junior offensive tackle Reno Henderson, who admittedly struggled during the one-on-one session, made a brutally honest assessment of his performance.
"To tell you the truth, I could have done a lot better," Henderson said. "I haven't been doing what I need to do."
To Henderson, Saturday's event was a wakeup call. And a motivator to improve.
"I'm going to put on a show this year," Henderson said. "But I need to get a lot stronger.
To date, the 6-foot-4, 255-pounder has one offer (it came from South Florida last year). But he's hoping a solid spring will change that. In particular, Henderson wants to impress Florida State, the school in which his teammate, defensive back P.J. Williams, is committed.
"I'm looking at FSU and they said they're going to look at me in the spring," Henderson said. "I went to FSU junior day. It was real good. I liked it a lot."
In the meantime, however, the Bulls apparently are solidly in the lead. In fact, Henderson made it sound Saturday like a commitment to USF could be made in the very near future.
"I kind of want to [commit]," Henderson said. "I like the facilities at USF. And the coaches are real good. They'll handle me right."