Caleb Henderson, one of the area’s top sophomore quarterbacks, and his brother Jon Henderson, a junior linebacker, have transferred to Lake Braddock from West Potomac, according to their father, former West Potomac Coach Eric Henderson.
The Hendersons decided to make the switch after West Potomac released Eric Henderson from his duties as the Wolverines’ head football coach on March 7. The move generated a backlash and protest from some parents in the West Potomac community, and Eric Henderson said last month he believed it was best to remove Caleb and Jon from the Alexandria school. The pair began classes at Lake Braddock last Tuesday afternoon.
“They are both excited,” Eric Henderson wrote in a text message.
Caleb Henderson, a 6-foot-4, 220-pound sophomore, has drawn heavy recruiting interest from Maryland, Virginia Tech, Virginia and North Carolina. After taking over as starter during last season, Henderson passed for 2,403 yards, 27 touchdowns and seven interceptions, leading the Wolverines to the Virginia AAA Northern Region Division 6 semifinals, where they lost to then-undefeated Westfield, 42-34.