SAN ANTONIO, Texas – Oak Creek, Wis., four-star strongside defensive end Raymond Henderson visited Iowa, LSU, Nebraska, Tennessee and UCLA, but in the end he decided the SEC was the best fit for him. Henderson announced his decision to the world just moments ago during a stoppage of the U.S. Army All-American Bowl.
Henderson is heading to Tennessee, the school that he visited back on November 26. Henderson said he picked the Vols for a number of reasons, but mainly the coaching staff and the chance to play in a power conference.
"It doesn't get any better than the SEC," Henderson, who is 6-foot-5 and 250 pounds, said. "Coach (Phillip) Fulmer is one of the best coaches in the country, and I couldn't pass up the opportunity to play against the best of the best in the country."
Henderson made it clear that Tennessee was leader ever since he took the official visit to Knoxville.
"I would say right now that Tennessee is my favorite," Henderson said. "I liked my visit and I like the fact that the players are real close. They were not just putting on a show for the recruits when I was talk there. Everyone I have talked to says it is like that all the time. The all hang out together and are pretty close."