Highland Springs DE Keeron Henderson (Photo: Joe Barnes/recruit804)
recruit804 Fab 30: Keeron Henderson DE Highland Springs #29
by Brandon Mitchell, recruit804
Athletic success runs deep within the roots of the Henderson household and it started with De’Andre Henderson. The elder sibling was a constant threat from the linebacker position while at Highland Springs and helped guide the Springers to their second-consecutive Division 5B state championship in 2016. Taking over after De’Andre packed his bags for Virginia State was younger brother Keeron Henderson. Keeron started at defensive end last season opposite of David Goodwyn as both anchored a very aggressive defensive front for the Springers. Keeron will be entering his senior season this year as Highland Springs aims to win their fourth-consecutive state championship.
Heading into the regular season, we recognize the top 30 senior prospects in and around the city of Richmond. Continuing our countdown as the 29th best senior prospect region-wide is Highland Springs starting defensive end Keeron Henderson.
#29 Keeron Henderson (2019 DE 6-2 200) – Highland Springs High School
After the Springers knocked off Tuscarora 40-27 last year at Hampton University, three players was chosen to sit front and center at the press conference: Billy Kemp, Justin Carey and Keeron Henderson. However, the knack Keeron possess for rushing off the end faster than most is something that was realized well before traveling to the “real HU” back in mid-December. Highland Springs was forced to grow up quick last season after losing over 20 seniors to graduation the summer prior.
The trust displayed in Keeron at the start of last season is something the Highland Springs product never took for granted. This led to Keeron picking up 75 tackles (25 for loss) and 12 sacks on the season for the Springers defense. The Springers possessed a defense that continued to get stronger as the season developed holding opponents beneath 12 points per contest and it’ll look to build off of that momentum heading into the regular season.
Thus far, Keeron has only picked up one collegiate offer this off-season which came from St. Andrews University. However, he has traveled to and been in contact with Towson, James Madison and Howard among other programs.
– Brandon Mitchell
Check back daily for the countdown of the top 30 athletes in the 804, the 757 and in Northern Virginia, here on UltimateRecruit.com! Click HERE for a full list of last year’s Fab 30 for each region.
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