Skip to main content

Four-Star 2024 Defensive Lineman Kavion Henderson Places UC in Top-Five Schools

The Alabama-product Flashes impressive strength snap-to-snap.

CINCINNATI — One of the best defensive line recruits in the country put UC in his top-five schools over the past week. Leeds (Alabama) four-star DL Kavion Henderson still has UC on his radar.

The top-five list consists of Arkansas, Auburn, Cincinnati, Georgia, and Oklahoma. Henderson cut it down from a top 10 at the end of June. UC is in the group, but On3 doesn't think they have a chance of landing Henderson. The site doesn't have UC listed with a percentage that Henderson signs there, while Auburn (26.2%) and Georgia (22.9%) lead the race.

According to On3 consensus, Henderson is the No. 194 overall recruit in the 2023 cycle, and the 14th-ranked defensive lineman. ESPN has the talent ranked 37th nationally and 22nd among defensive linemen.

At 6-foot-3, 233 pounds, Henderson is a game-wrecker along the line of scrimmage. He's listed as a D-lineman but he primarily lines up as a defensive end. His power is evident every single play and he didn't have one clip where blockers kept hold of him for more than three seconds.

There aren't many high schoolers that can deal with his blend of speed (4.5-second 40-yard dash) and power snap-to-snap. Henderson wears down his opponents and never quits on a play. 

Although, power can be a blessing and curse. The junior could use a few more pass rush techniques in his arsenal besides the swim move. That should all come with more experience, the baseline traits are there and then some with Henderson. Check out his highlights here.

Make sure you bookmark All Bearcats for the latest news, exclusive interviews, film breakdowns and so much more.

You May Also Like:

UC Football Just Outside Top 20 in Latest Recruiting Rankings

Watch: UC Safeties Coach Colin Hitschler on Expanded Role, Safety Rotation, and More

UC Safety Ja'von Hicks: Stick to a Routine, That's the Biggest Thing for me

Top Bearcats 2023 Target Isaiah Collier Named Top Prospect by 247Sports

Watch: Luke Fickell Updates QB Battle, Final Thoughts on Fall Camp at Higher Ground

Watch: UC Linebacker Wilson Huber Discusses Start of a New Season

Watch: Tre Tucker on Standout Receivers, Leaving Camp Higher Ground, and More

ESPN's Todd McShay Adds Four Bearcats to 2023 NFL Draft Rankings

Watch: Ahmad "Sauce" Gardner Intercepts Desmond Ridder During Joint Practice

Let It Fly Takeaways: Episode Three

UC Cornerback JQ Hardaway Named to ESPN's Preseason Freshman All-America Team

Report: UC Freshman QB Luther Richesson Enters Transfer Portal

Watch: UC AD John Cunningham Gives Tour of New Football Locker Rooms, Discusses Project In-Depth

Watch: First-Hand Look at New UC Football Locker Room

The Athletic Ranks Arquon Bush Ninth Among Senior CBs

UC Football Ranked No. 23 in 2022 AP Preseason Poll

Recruiting Roundup: UC Offers 2024 Four-Star WR Mylan Graham, S Willy Love

Three-Star 2023 Guard Brooklyn Hicks Puts UC in Top-Seven Schools

UC Clinging to Top-25 Status in Latest 2023 Recruiting Rankings

Can the Bearcats Return to the College Football Playoff in 2022?

How Much Slack Does Ben Bryant Have?

Watch: UC RBs Coach Darren Paige on Lead Back Traits, Ethan Wright's Position Change, and More

Watch: Ryan Montgomery on Camp Competition, Punt Returning, and More

Recruiting Roundup: UC Offers 2024 Four-Star TE Kylan Fox and QB Michael Hawkins

12 Things that Need to Happen before Cincinnati Joins the Big 12

UC Football's Toughest Games in 2022

UC Football Sells out of 2022 Season Tickets

The 2022 NFL Schedule: Bearcats Edition

Bearcats Peppered Across NFL Rookie of the Year Betting Markets


Be sure to keep it locked on All Bearcats all the time!

Follow All Bearcats on Twitter: @AllBearcats

Like All Bearcats on FaceBook: All Bearcats

Follow All Bearcats on Instagram: @BearcatsTalk