USC releases top recruit Henderson

LOS ANGELES (AP)—Southern California released top recruit Seantrel Henderson from his national letter of intent Tuesday, the latest blow to a school reeling from an NCAA scandal.

Henderson, a 330-pound offensive tackle from St. Paul, Minn., was one of the coveted members of coach Lane Kiffin’s first recruiting class.

Kiffin made the announcement Tuesday and said the move came with “zero penalties and no restrictions.”

“Seantrel has been great through the whole process and we wish him the best of luck with his decision,” Kiffin said.