Ranchview High School quarterback Michael Henderson (2020) received an offer from Texas Tech on Monday, March 26, which was announced on Twitter.
Henderson has also received offers from Florida and Oklahoma. Out of the schools he’s received offers from, Henderson told Armchair that both Texas Tech and Oklahoma have done good things offensively in the past years.
“They’re a great offense,” Henderson said. “(Kansas City Chiefs quarterback) Patrick Mahomes and the Tech offense had like the top offense in the nation and (Texas Tech head coach) Kliff Kingsbury is a great quarterback developer. He’s a guru with quarterbacks.”
For Henderson, he wanted to play football as it ran in the family when his brothers played, and he knew he was a quarterback in middle school, he told Armchair.
“I mean I always knew I was a good football player but schools like Florida and Oklahoma and Tech giving me the opportunity to play for them was crazy,” Henderson said.
During a great visit, and a great talk with a @LincolnRiley and @OU_CoachHill, I’m blessed to receive my FIRST offer from The University of Oklahoma!! #BoomerSooner #OUDNA 🔴⚪️ pic.twitter.com/tNunCX5eYT
— Michael Henderson Jr (@nolimitmikey7) March 15, 2018
Henderson isn’t the first player from Ranchview to be offered by Texas Tech as SaRodorick Thompson will be joining the Red Raiders for the next season and signed with the team in February.
However, for Henderson, he knew his offer was coming.
“I’ve been in contact with them, and my running back is going there this summer so having the opportunity to play with him again felt good,” Henderson said.
In the 2017 season, Henderson threw for 560 yards and five touchdowns with two interceptions, according to 247 Sports. In the 2016 season, he threw for 99 yards. Ranchview finished the 2017 season with a 5-6 overall record and a 2-3 district record. At home, the Wolves finished 4-2 at home and 1-3 away with one loss at a neutral site, according to MaxPreps. The Wolves ended their season with a loss to Kennedale, 59-14, in the UIL State Championships.
One of the goals Henderson has up until it’s time for him to enter the college level is to be the best. Judging by his sophomore highlights, he definitely has an arm and is able to scramble out of the pocket.
“Be the No. 1 ATH or No. 1 dual threat quarterback in the nation and get invited to the Army All-American game,” Henderson said of another goal.