Fans of Greater St. Helens League Football are becoming all too familiar with a new term.
For the second year in a row, the top college prospect from the GSHL and only player of his class to sign a Division 1-A football scholarship will be Grayshirting his first year away from high school football.
The latest is Skyview’s Ellis Henderson.
Last week on National Letter of Intent Day, Henderson inked his name to a football scholarhisp with the University of Hawaii where he plans on studying Marine Biology. This week we found out that while Ellis will be headed to the Islands, his football career will be put on hold for one year.
“I am not worried at all,” said Henderson, who injured his shoulder in Skyview’s 28-21 First Round loss to Auburn in the WIAA playoffs back in mid-November. “It’s actually going to help me both physically and mentally.”
Fans on the popular sprotshawaii.com message board were becoming worried that Henderson may decide to look into other offers next season and not attend Hawaii. He was refereed to as a “jewel” of the Warriors signing class, and one fan posted “we need Henderson.”
Ron Henderson, Ellis’s dad calmed their fears when he posted, “its all good! he’s solid and committed; trying to finalize plans to be there in time for 1st semester and go to school part time. train, lift, and get used to the college way of life.”