Longview Standout Zaycoven Henderson Now Committed to Texas A&M
It's been quite the day for Longview 2014 defensive tackle Zaycoven Henderson. It began with a decommitment from Texas, followed by a re-affirmation to new Longhorns coach Charlie Strong.
Then came a bombshell. Henderson announced on his personal Twitter account his commitment to coach Kevin Sumlin and Texas A&M on Wednesday night.
Henderson (6-1, 300) joins Lufkin wide receiver Jamal Jeffery and Gilmer linebacker Josh Walker as 2014 East Texas commitments to the Aggies. East Texas has two players in the 2015 class that have already offered verbal pledges to Texas A&M -- Gladewater defensive tackle Daylon Mack and Whitehouse safety Justin Dunning.
ESPN.com first reported Henderson's decision to decommit from Texas early Wednesday afternoon, but hours later reported that Longview head coach John King confirmed that Henderson had spoken with Strong and the Lobos star had recommitted to the Longhorns.
Former Texas defensive tackles coach Bo Davis left take a job as USC's defensive line coach earlier this week.
Henderson originally committed to Texas at a ceremony at Longview High School on Dec. 9 after narrowing his top three to the Longhorns, Baylor and Texas Tech. That came after he withdrew his pledge to TCU after committing to the Frogs in early 2013.
Efforts to reach Henderson for comment were unsuccessful.
Henderson also holds offers from Baylor, Florida, Iowa State, Kansas, Kansas State, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Ole Miss, Oregon, SMU, South Carolina, TCU, Texas Texas Tech, Washington and Washington State.
Henderson missed the first five games of his senior season because of a foot fracture, but came on strong to finish with 36 tackles, 13 for loss, two sacks, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery and one defensive touchdown. As a junior, Henderson had 48 tackles, 10 for loss and two sacks.
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, Navy, Texas State (4)
- Kade Clayton, ATH, Tyler Grace, 6-0, 180 — offers from Navy, SMU, Texas State (3)
- 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)
- Rashaan Donelson, QB, Liberty-Eylau, 6-0, 187 — offer from Navy (1)
- Adrian Goodacre, OL, Carthage, 6-4, 310 — committed to ULL; additional offer from Houston (2)
- Terian “Tee” Goree, WR, Carthage, 6-2, 170 — committed to North Texas; additional offers from Colorado, Colorado State, Louisiana Tech, Memphis, San Diego State, ULL, ULM, UTSA (9)
- 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, 300 — committed to Texas A&M; additional offers from Baylor, Florida, Iowa State, Kansas, Kansas State, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Ole Miss, Oregon, SMU, South Carolina, TCU, Texas, Texas Tech, Washington, Washington State (19)
- Travin Howard, S, Longview, 6-0, 178 — committed to UTSA (1)
- Willy Ivery, ATH, Sulphur Springs, 5-8, 180 — committed to North Texas; additional offers from Colorado State, New Mexico, 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 — offers from Army, Navy, New Mexico State (3)
- Ben Luckett, RB, Palestine, 6-0, 195 — committed to ULM (1)
- Patrick Mahomes, QB, Whitehouse, 6-3, 203 — committed to Texas Tech; additional offers from Houston, North Texas, Rice (4)
- Stephan Maxey, DB, Longview, 5-11, 185 — offer from UTSA (1)
- Keith Minor, DL, Chapel Hill, 6-3, 237 — offer from Cincinnati (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, 6-5, 181 — committed to North Texas; additional offer from ULM (2)
- 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)
- Wesley Thompson, ATH, Chapel Hill, 6-1, 185 — committed to 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)