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Longview Defensive Tackle Zaycoven Henderson Decommits from TCU + Names Six Favorites

Longview DT Zaycoven Henderson. (Christopher Vinn, ETSN.fm)

After a flurry of decommitment reports hit the Web on Wednesday afternoon, Zaycoven Henderson ended any remaining speculation Thursday morning.

Longview’s standout senior defensive tackle tweeted that he has decommitted from TCU and has re-opened his recruitment. Recruiting news network 247Sports.com first reported the decommitment Wednesday afternoon before Henderson publicly confirmed it himself Thursday on Twitter.

Henderson, who is still considering TCU, also named six favorites, three in the Big 12 and three in the SEC, in no particular order: Texas, TCU, Baylor, Ole Miss, Florida, and South Carolina.

 

Henderson’s recruiting attention exploded during the winter once scouts got to see plenty of his game film and his performances at camps. That led to several offers and two visits, the first to Oklahoma and the second to TCU. Henderson committed to TCU on Sunday, Feb. 24 at the end of that trip to Fort Worth.

Henderson had a breakout junior season in 2012, when he recorded 48 tackles, 10 for loss, and two sacks as one of the top playmakers on the Lobos’ strong defensive front. He’s sidelined with a Jones fracture in his foot right now, but is expected to return to the Longview lineup by early to mid-October.

2014 East Texas Football Players With Division I FBS Offers

  • Terry Ausborne, S, John Tyler, 5-10, 175 — offer from SMU (1)
  • Blake Bogenschutz, QB, Carthage, 6-1, 175 — committed to UTSA (1)
  • Jacob Bragg, OL, Nacogdoches, 6-4, 310 — committed to Kansas; additional offers from Louisiana Tech, Oregon State, ULM (4)
  • K.D. Cannon, WR, Mount Pleasant, 6-0, 160 — committed to Baylor; additional offers from Arizona, Clemson, Florida State, Houston, Miami, Nebraska, Notre Dame, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Ole Miss, Purdue, SMU, TCU, Texas, Texas A&M, Texas Tech, Utah, Vanderbilt, Virginia, West Virginia (21)
  • Caleb Chumley, QB/ATH, Pine Tree, 6-5, 220 — offers from Houston, Kansas, Louisiana Tech, Memphis, Missouri, New Mexico State, North Texas, Oregon State, Texas State (9)
  • Joseph Clark, RB/S, Chapel Hill, 5-9, 175 — committed to Texas Tech; additional offers from Air Force, Texas State (3)
  • Kade Clayton, ATH, Tyler Grace, 6-0, 180 — offer from SMU, Texas State (2); additional offer from Old Dominion (FCS)
  • Terrell Cuney, C, Jasper, 6-3, 260 — committed to Texas; additional offers from TCU, Texas Tech (3)
  • Devondrick Dixon, ATH, Gilmer, 5-9, 180 — committed to Texas State (1)
  • Adrian Goodacre, OL, Carthage, 6-4, 310 — committed to ULL; additional offer from Houston (2)
  • Terian “Tee” Goree, WR, Carthage, 6-2, 170 — offer from Colorado State, Louisiana Tech, Memphis, North Texas, ULL, ULM, UTSA (7)
  • Davion Hall, ATH, Liberty-Eylau, 6-2, 191 — committed to Baylor; additional offers from Alabama, Arkansas, LSU, SMU, Stanford, Texas, Texas A&M, Texas Tech (9)
  • Zaycoven Henderson, DT, Longview, 6-1, 293 — offers from Baylor, Florida, Iowa State, Kansas, Kansas State, Missouri, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Ole Miss, Oregon, SMU, South Carolina, TCU, Texas Tech, Washington, Washington State (16)
  • Willy Ivery, ATH, Sulphur Springs, 5-8, 180 — offers from Colorado State, New Mexico, North Texas, Texas State, Toledo (5)
  • Jamal Jeffery, WR, Lufkin, 5-9, 165 — committed to Texas A&M (1)
  • Chris Jefferson, ATH, Athens, 6-2, 200 — committed to SMU (1)
  • Jawuan Johnson, DB, New Boston, 6-0, 195 – committed to Northern Illinois (1)
  • Dorian Leonard, WR, Longview, 6-4, 200 — committed to Texas; offers from Florida State, Oklahoma, Oregon State, San Diego State, Texas Tech (6)
  • Reggie Long, LB, Whitehouse, 6-0, 218 — offer from Army, New Mexico State (2)
  • Ben Luckett, RB, Palestine, 6-0, 195 — offer from ULM (1)
  • Patrick Mahomes, QB, Whitehouse, 6-3, 203 — committed to Texas Tech; additional offers from Houston, North Texas, Rice (4); also has Arizona, Arkansas, Houston baseball offers
  • Stephan Maxey, DB, Longview, 5-11, 185 — offer from UTSA (1)
  • Jarrell Owens, LB/DE, Palestine, 6-3, 230 — committed to TCU; additional offers from Texas State, Texas Tech, ULM (4)
  • Greg Roberts, DE, Nacogdoches, 6-5, 200 — committed to Baylor (1)
  • Anthony Rhone, LB, Texas High, 6-0, 210 — committed to SMU (1)
  • O’Keeron Rutherford, WR, Carthage, 6-6, 181 — offer from ULM (1)
  • Anthony Sanders, ATH, Athens, 5-11, 185 – offer from ULM (1)
  • Kevin Shorter, RB/S, Newton, 6-0, 190 — committed to Texas; additional offers from Arkansas, Army, Baylor, Clemson, Florida State, Georgia Tech, Houston, Kansas, LSU, Maryland, Miami, Mississippi State, Nebraska, Ohio State, Oklahoma, San Diego State, Tennessee, Texas A&M, Texas Tech, UCLA, ULM, Utah (22)
  • Brian Thlang, OL, Palestine, 6-2, 290 — committed ULM (1)
  • Josh Walker, RB/LB, Gilmer, 6-1, 220 — committed to Texas A&M; additional offers from Oklahoma, Texas, Texas Tech (4)
  • D.J. Williams, DT, Lufkin, 6-4, 293 — offers from Houston, Miami, Missouri, North Texas, Oklahoma (5)
  • Jeffery Wilson, RB, Elkhart, 6-0, 190 — offers from New Mexico State, North Texas, Texas State, ULM (4)

 

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