A long line of coaches have filed through Round Rock (Texas) High School to recruit five-star 2009 prospect John Henson. Last week an ACC power offered the 6-foot-8, 172-pound forward, and immediately jumped to the top of Henson's school list.
"Roy Williams came to my school on Thursday," said Henson, the No. 25 ranked prospect in the class of 2009. "Then he offered me a scholarship after my workout. I was born in Greensboro, so North Carolina has been somewhere I have always wanted to go. I have a lot of family in the area and that is where my grandparents are. It would be a nice area for me to be in."
So exactly where does North Carolina stand on Henson's school list?
"They are high on my list," Henson said. "I'd say they are in my top three with Texas and USC. Arizona is also strong, and Baylor is on my list also."
Texas, USC, Texas A&M, Oklahoma State and Rice have all visited Henson's school. Georgia Tech is expected on Wednesday and Arizona on Thursday of this week.
As Henson's school lists firms up, it will likely be his on campus visits that determine his college destination.
"I'm taking an unofficial visit to North Carolina sometime during the year," he said. "I should know more then. I don't have a time frame on making a decision. It is possible it could happen soon."
John Henson scouting report:
At a very thin 6-foot-8, Henson is an intriguing combo forward prospect. His weight would be more of an issue if he were primarily an interior player, but Henson prefers to face the basket. He is developing a reliable three-pointer, and although his ball handling has room for improvement, he does have the ability to slash to the rim. Defensively, his length causes problems.