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Xavier Henderson
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Xavier  Henderson

Class:
Freshman

Hometown:
Reynoldsburg, Ohio

High School:
Pickerington Central

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 194

Position:
DB

Experience:
HS

Enrolled for the 2018 spring semester . . . HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Named to the Rivals250 (No. 177) as one of the best overall players in the nation . . . also named one of the 300 best players in the nation by 247Sports (No. 277) . . . ranked the top cornerback in the state of Ohio by Rivals.com . . . named the Ohio Prep Sportswriters Association Division 1 Co-Defensive Player of the Year while helping lead Pickerington Central High School to a 14-1 record and a Division 1 state championship . . . listed among the top cornerbacks in the country by Rivals.com (No. 18) . . . rated one of the top overall players in the state of Ohio by Rivals.com (No. 8) and 247Sports (No. 9) . . . two-time first-team all-state selection (Associated Press in 2016; OPSWA in 2017) . . . chosen to USA TODAY’s All-Ohio First Team twice (2016, 2017) . . . two-time Columbus Dispatch All-Metro Defensive Player of the Year (2016, 2017) . . . two-time All-Central District Division 1 Defensive Player of the Year . . . named All-Ohio Capital Conference (Ohio Division) Player of the Year as a senior . . . played for Coach Jay Sharrett at Pickerington Central High School . . . recorded four interceptions, 77 tackles and six touchdowns during his senior season . . . had five tackles and ran for 153 yards on 14 carries, including a 24-yard TD run, in the 56-28 victory over Mentor in the Division 1 state title game . . . had an 82-yard TD reception and 16-yard run for a score vs. Hilliard Bradley in the Region 3 semifinal game . . . returned the opening kickoff 86 yards for a touchdown against Gahanna Lincoln on Sept. 29 . . . first-team all-state pick by The Associated Press as a junior after recording 123 tackles, seven interceptions and 22 pass break-ups . . . also named to the 2016 ALL-USA TODAY Ohio First Team . . . helped lead Pickerington Central to an 11-2 record and a berth in the 2016 state semifinals . . . son of Allen and Amy Henderson . . . born July 12, 1999 . . . plans to major in engineering . . . high school teammate of Trenton Gillison, who also signed his National Letter of Intent with Michigan State.

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