Oklahoma lost half of its nascent 2019 class on Sunday evening when Richmond, Texas wide receiver Arjei Henderson announced his decision to de-commit from OU.
New Future pic.twitter.com/wRYNQ7USCv— Hendi™ (@king_hendi) April 24, 2017
Henderson announced he was committing to OU way, way back in February, along with Theo Wease who is, for now, still on board. Wease joined the 2019 class on the same day as Henderson, so it remains to be seen if Henderson’s decision will have any effect on him.
This may be a simple case of a kid not understanding his own demand. Since committing to the Sooners, Henderson has been offered by Michigan, LSU, Notre Dame, Alabama, USC, Texas, Ohio State, Penn State and Florida State, just to name a few. Rather than locking him down, Oklahoma’s verbal seems to have introduced Henderson to the rest of the country.
Unfortunately, that’s always a possibility when a kid commits two years early. His decision at the time was surprising to say the least, and more than a few speculated that Henderson wouldn’t stick around for Signing Day 2019. Still, committing anywhere for two months is ... not a great look.
But Henderson is extremely talented and will likely succeed anywhere he goes. Best of luck to him.
The decision, of course, follows closely on the heels of Cameron Rising’s choice to flip to Texas from OU. It has not been a banner week for Sooners recruiting, but hopefully upcoming developments will help the Sooners reverse course.