2014 three-star safety Payton Hendrix is one of the stars at Dallas’s Bishop Dunne, and he took a visit about a week ago to the nearby Texas Longhorns. According to Scout.com’s Erin Hartigan, Payton Hendrix is turning his focus to the SEC and will be visiting the Arkansas Razorbacks on Monday. Hendrix has a huge list of offers, but Arkansas is one of the schools that he seems to be focusing on. He is also high on the Oklahoma Sooners, Stanford Cardinal, North Carolina Tar Heels, and one would think that he is interested in Texas despite not holding a Longhorns offer. It will be interesting to see if Hendrix decides to visit other SEC schools, but Arkansas is the SEC school to watch for the closest.
Hendrix has received other offers from the Kansas State Wildcats, Texas Tech Red Raiders, Arizona State Sun Devils, Colorado Buffaloes, Washington Huskies, Nebraska Cornhuskers, and Iowa Hawkeyes. More offers will be on the way for the three-star safety, who took visits to Oklahoma State and SMU (the Mustangs offered a day later) in the spring.
Last season, the 6’2″, 190 pound safety was a standout at Red Oak (he transferred to Bishop Dunne following last season’s success) with 86 tackles, four interceptions, and a he had a hand in three fumbles. Hendrix is rated by the 247Composite as the 79th-best safety recruit in the country, and the Arkansas target also checks in as the 116th-rated prospect in the state of Texas. Overall, the 247Composite has him as the 967th-best recruit in the nation. Interestingly enough, Scout.com is higher on Hendrix and has him as the 40th-best safety, and he is certainly an intriguing three-star prospect with a potentially huge senior season looming ahead.