Seantrel Henderson considered signing with Miami months ago. Now he's decided to play for the Hurricanes after all.
The top offensive lineman in this year's recruiting class, Henderson told Miami he plans to enroll in early August, according to a person with knowledge of the decision. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because Henderson has not signed a letter of intent.
Henderson is expected to begin workouts with the Hurricanes when they open practice Aug. 5.
The decision completes an odd week for Henderson, who was released from a letter of intent by USC on Tuesday, the latest salvo in the fallout following an NCAA scandal. He was released without restrictions.
Henderson did not return a call seeking comment but updated his Facebook page to say, ''It's all about The U,'' the Hurricanes' motto.
The NCAA recently banned USC from bowl games for two years and imposed severe scholarship restrictions following an investigation surrounding Heisman Trophy-winning tailback Reggie Bush dating to the Trojans' 2004 national championship.
USC was penalized for a lack of institutional control in the ruling by the NCAA following its four-year investigation. The coach who presided over the alleged misdeeds, Pete Carroll, is now with the Seattle Seahawks.
Henderson, a 330-pound offensive lineman from Saint Paul, Minn., originally picked USC over Ohio State, Notre Dame and Florida.