Is USC commit Henderson leaning toward Miami?

It’s becoming more apparent that five-star offensive tackle Seantrel Henderson will not be suiting up for USC this fall.

According to Charley Walters of the St. Paul Pioneer Press, Henderson wants to opt out of his letter of intent to the Trojans and is seriously leaning toward Miami — one of the finalists for his services in February.

If Henderson does get out of his commitment with ‘SC, he would be forced to sit out a year as a transfer — unless the Trojans release him from his letter, which seems pretty unlikely at this point.

Playing at The U. makes sense for the 6-8, 330-pounder as his family, who plans to relocate to wherever Henderson lands, preferred a warm-weather location anyway. Henderson also has a friendship with Minnesota Vikings offensive tackle Bryant McKinnie, who played for the Hurricanes.

In addition, Miami is a more stable destination than it was in the past with head coach Randy Shannon recently receiving a contract extension.

Whatever route Henderson decides to go, it appears that taking his time will remain a constant. He wasn’t exactly quick to sign his initial letter of intent with the Trojans earlier in the offseason.

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