MIAMI (CBS4) – University of Miami football coach Al Golden figures to have one of the nation’s best young offensive lineman in 6’8”, 345 pound Seantrel Henderson. But, internet rumors forced Golden to address Henderson’s status on the team.
It all began with a report on InsideTheU.com which said that multiple sources were reporting that Henderson was suspended for the season opener against the Maryland Terrapins. There were also rumors Henderson was considering transferring from The U.
He had previously transferred to UM from USC after the Trojans were put on probation by the NCAA.
“Seantrel has every intention of remaining with the University of Miami and our football program,’’ Golden said in a written statement to CBSMiami.com news partner the Miami Herald. “It is disappointing that individuals are taking the liberty to hypothesize on his future. He is coming off a strong finish to off-season workouts, rotated with the first team on Thursday and is well respected and liked by his teammates.’’
However, Golden never addressed the possibility that Henderson would be suspended for the Maryland game.
Henderson released a statement through the school that read, “I am committed to my teammates, coaches and the championship goals we are chasing at the University of Miami. I have no desire to play anywhere but at the U,” according to the Miami Herald.
Henderson was the top high school recruit in the nation in 2010. He’s expected to become a starter at either left tackle or right tackle.
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