Miami High School senior Nick Henson signed a baseball letter of intent with Northeastern A&M Friday.

"The last four or five years, we've had real good success with the local kids - Carter McQuigg, Davey Froman and now Taylor Clark," NEO coach Roger Ward said. "We've had a run of kids who have been able to impact the ballclub. Nick is one of those type kids."

Henson, a three-year starter for the Wardogs, hit .460 with seven home runs while helping the Wardogs reach the Class 4A state tournament last May.

"He really stepped it up last year and proved that he can play at that level," Miami coach Chris Mercer said. " He will be a solid player for them. He can do a couple different things and can play a couple different positions. He's a good athlete."

"They're recruiting me as a shortstop first," Henson said.

"He is offensive - he's a.very good hitter," said Ward, hinting that Henson might be moved to third base. "If he gets moved to third, he will provide offense from that spot. He's just a really good infielder. He's competitive. I watched him in football and he is a tough kid. He will go out and work hard every day."