The Washington State Cougars head North of the border again as they picked up their second Canadian commitment in defensive end Trey Henderson.
"I actually just committed to Washington State," Henderson said.
The 6-foot-3, 264-pound Henderson of Vancouver (B.C.) Vancouver College Prep took his official visit to Pullman on Dec. 8, but he waited until Wednesday to commit to Washington State.
"Well my parents didn't come, so I wanted a chance to talk to my parents about it and give them an opportunity to meet coach Doba when they came up for the in-home," Henderson said. "So I wanted to wait for that and I wanted to think about it a little bit longer. I thought about it and it felt right. I couldn't really see any negatives about it. I felt like it was the right time to do it. My parents were very supportive of it so it all kind of fell into place."
However, it seems as if connections might have also played a large part in Henderson's decision including a past roommate.
"One of the guys playing there, Joe Eppele is his name, he lived with me for a year when he was a senior, so I know him pretty well," Henderson said. "It was a comfortable place for me. The D-line coach there, coach Walker, he played with my D-line coach in the CFL. They have similar personalities. I felt comfortable with that, too. It's a small town, which is cool. I really enjoyed Pullman. I liked the campus a lot too. It seemed like a good fit."
So what was his favorite part of the trip?
"Probably hanging out with the players," Henderson said. "I really enjoyed getting to meet the guys and finding out the type of people they are."
Henderson looks to find a home on the defensive line at Washington State, however he still is unsure of where on the line he will end up.
"They're recruiting me as a defensive end," Henderson said. "As I get bigger they may move me inside depending on speed and everything. But I'm going to start off at defensive end and if I can maintain the speed as I get bigger then they'll keep me on the edge, but if I lose a step they'll move me inside."
The Cougars should have no fear about a change of heart from Henderson as he seems pretty set on Washington State.
"I'm solid," Henderson said. 100 percent."