Caleb Henderson recruit scouting report: A rising star

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Henderson is the top-rated quarterback from the state of Virginia.

Caleb Henderson is a consensus four-star quarterback prospect in the class of 2014 from Lake Braddock Secondary School (Va.). He is one of the top players in the state and has garnered attention from power-conference schools throughout the region; he has scholarship offers from Virginia Tech, Virginia, North Carolina, Maryland, Illinois and Michigan State, among others, and as of May, he is committed to North Carolina.

Henderson stands 6'3 and weighs 230 pounds. He is considered a four-star prospect by 247Sports, Rivals and Scout. Those three services also rate him among the top-ten quarterbacks in the class of 2014. Both 247Sports and Rivals rank him among the top 100-overall prospects, as well.

Henderson is coming off a season in which he threw for more than 2,400 yards while completing 64.2 percent of his throws.You can follow him on Twitter here.

Bud Elliott, National Recruiting Analyst: Henderson is one of the top quarterbacks in the country.

He looks like a big, strong traditional pocket passer. But then seeing him move around, he also displays the ability to make plays with his feet and avoid trouble.

Henderson has a big arm and is capable of making all the throws on the field, and he gets rid of the ball quickly. I would like to see him stand taller in the pocket, as he sometimes has a very wide base, which cuts down his height a bit.

Henderson has busy feet in the pocket, and I'd like to see them quiet down a bit, but he is very good at moving within the pocket and resetting to throw with a quickness.

Henderson usually delivers a watchable, accurate ball and quickly finds the open man.

The really intriguing thing about Henderson's game is his ability to run. In an offense that uses the threat of his feet, he'll create a lot of single-coverage opportunities down the field, and with his quick release and big arm, he could really take advantage of those opportunities.

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