Looks like the hits keep coming for the USC football program. After not showing up for freshman orientation and visiting the University of Miami this past weekend, USC finally took the hint and realized Seantrel Henderson is “just not that into them.” Joe Schad, via Twitter, reported that he spoke with USC head coach Lane Kiffin and that Kiffin will release Henderson from his Letter of Intent.
Seantrel Henderson is a offensive lineman and was the No. 1 recruit in the nation for the 2010 class. He was recruited by almost every major program in the country and USC landed him. This was a major coup for USC amid the NCAA cloud hanging over their head. Henderson hesitated to sign his Letter of Intent with the NCAA sanctions looming closer and closer. Kiffin and his staff reportedly told Henderson and his family that no major sanctions would be coming. Henderson believed him and signed his letter. Shortly after, the NCAA puts USC in the choke hold, and thats when Henderson gets really skittish. I mentioned Kiffin’s re-recruiting efforts last week, and it seems they didn’t work.
Deep down inside, I’m sure Kiffin didn’t want to let Henderson go. But he knew he couldn’t have what was said to Henderson during recruiting made public. Henderson and his family had cold feet and for good reason; Kiffin sent his dad in to sell them a bill of goods with that “trusting” old face. Henderson didn’t stand a chance with those professional shiesters. In the hallowed halls of the Cheating Hall of Fame, Lane Kiffin and his dad in his motorized scooter are going to have their bust right next to the top dog of cheating, John Calipari.