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Oklahoma State graduate assistant Eric Henderson a key recruiter

by Gina Mizell Modified: February 6, 2014 at 4:05 pm •  Published: February 6, 2014
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Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy called his current crop of assistants the best recruiting staff he’s had during his time as OSU’s head coach.

That should include graduate assistant Eric Henderson, who was a crucial part of the Cowboys making inroads in Louisiana and the Southeast with the 2014 class.

Among the players Henderson helped land are cornerback Juwan Offray and defensive lineman Joyan Williams, who currently attend Henderson’s alma mater of New Orleans Edna Karr High, and linebacker/safety Kirk Tucker of Tucker High in Georgia.

“He’s walked those streets. He’s walked those halls,” Gundy said of Henderson. “He’s lived their life. He can speak their language, for the most part … He got a lot of players up here to camp in the summer.

“He has buddies he grew up with that are coaching down there. They get (their players) up here because they’re (Henderson’s) buddy. They let you get your foot in the door and get started.”

by Gina Mizell
OSU Sports Reporter
Gina Mizell joined The Oklahoman in August of 2011 as the Oklahoma State beat writer, where she covered the Cowboys' historic run to the Big 12 championship and Fiesta Bowl in her first season on the job. Before arriving in Stillwater, Gina was...
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