Four-star DT Zaycoven Henderson commits to Texas

Posted December 9th, 2013


Just two days after losing on the field to Baylor, Texas recorded a win over the Bears when 2014 Longview defensive tackle Zaycoven Henderson committed to the Longhorns Monday afternoon.

Texas has been the frontrunner for the 6-foot-2, 285-pound four-star defender since he de-committed from TCU in early September. He chose the Longhorns over Baylor and Texas Tech.

247Sports Composite Rating lists Henderson at No. 37 overall in the state of Texas and the 24th best defensive tackle in the nation.


Henderson, who also held offers from Oklahoma, Arkansas, Oklahoma State and others, possesses a desirable blend of speed and strength. He lined up at both tackle and defensive end for a Lobos team that went 11-2 and advanced to the regional round of the 5A Division II playoffs this season. Three-star Longview wide receiver Dorian Leonard is also a Longhorn pledge.

The commitment brings Texas’ class to 22 pledges. The group is currently ranked 10th in the nation by 247Sports.

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