Jason Henderson would give Syracuse football a strong trio of 2021 LBs

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Jason Henderson, a 2021 three-star linebacker, has put Syracuse football among his four finalists and plans to announce soon.

Syracuse football has found some solid momentum with its 2021 recruiting cycle, and the Orange possesses an excellent chance of adding to that class with three-star linebacker Jason Henderson.

The 6-foot-1, 210-pound Henderson, a rising senior at Delaware Valley High School in Milford, Pa., is down to a quartet of teams still under consideration, he revealed on Twitter.

His finalists are the ‘Cuse, along with Florida Atlantic, Old Dominion and Villanova. While nothing is ever a guarantee in these recruiting battles, my money is on Syracuse hearing its name called for Henderson.

At this juncture, one national recruiting analyst on the 247Sports Web site and one publisher on Rivals.com have logged predictions in the Orange’s direction for Henderson, who is a high-priority target for ‘Cuse coaches and is expected to reveal his collegiate destination in the near future, according to various media reports.

Per 247Sports, Henderson is rated as the No. 60 outside linebacker in the 2021 class, as well as the No. 24 prospect in the commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Should Henderson opt for the Hill, he would join a pair of other talented three-star linebackers in Syracuse’s 2021 recruiting cycle. In late May, a mere few days apart, in fact, the Orange picked up pledges from Malik Matthew and Austin Roon.

Roon is out of Byron Center High School in Byron Center, Mich., and Matthew attends Herbert H. Lehman High School in the Bronx, N.Y. According to 247Sports, Roon is a top-65 outside linebacker in the 2021 class, and Matthew is a top-50 outside linebacker in this recruiting cycle on a national scale.

Henderson teaming up with Roon and Matthew is intriguing, particularly as these linebackers are all quite agile, athletic and versatile. That would come in handy as the ‘Cuse defense settles into new defensive coordinator Tony White’s 3-3-5 system.