Khalid Henderson commits to Tennessee

Khalid Henderson

Khalid Henderson

Tennessee picked up its third verbal commitment for the class of 2012 on Wedensday when 6-foot-1, 210-pund linebacker Khalid Henderson committed to the Vols.

Henderson, from Pebblebrook High School in Mableton, GA, led is a three-year starter and led his team in tackles this past season.

“Coach Dooley was a little surprised when I committed,” Henderson told the AJC, who considers him one of Atlanta’s best kept secrets. “It was like he didn’t want to put pressure of me to commit. He asked me ‘What other camps do you plan on attending this summer?’ I told him probably Clemson, Georgia Tech and some others; Then I said ‘Coach, you don’t have to worry about that because you’ve got a Volunteer with me.’ He was really excited to hear that, congratulated me, and welcomed me to the Tennessee family.”

According to ESPN, Henderson registered an electronically-timed 4.69 40 and a 31.6-inch vertical at the Atlanta Nike Combine after his sophomore year.

The talented prospect was very impressive at a recent Tennessee camp and Derek Dooley obviously took notice.

Henderson has a total of 13 offers and joins Imani Cross and Corey Smith as current Tennessee commits.

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5 thoughts on “Khalid Henderson commits to Tennessee

  1. Thanks Freak. Nice pick up. I really liked his film but he looks a little small. It appears that he has a lot of speed and could be good in pass coverage right away, but might need to add some size to really be helpful in the run game.

    Just another useful piece of the puzzle though, and the fact that the AFA had offered lets you know that he has the intelligence and character to be a VFL.

  2. this commit was out of nowhere,my phone cant open these vidios ,so i cant tell if he is any good.he is light at 215 but he looks like a lb ,with 15 more pounds he will be good sized,

  3. welcome to UT. this guy could have alot of potential looks good in coverage and i believe he will bulk up in time.

  4. I think he looks good in pass coverage and filling the gaps. He’s small but he’s in high school so weight won’t be a problem go Vols!!!!

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