O’Fallon (Ill.) High defensive end Dewayne Hendrix was set to visit Florida for Friday Night Lights in July before plans fell through.
The 6-foot-4, 264-pound Hendrix is now scheduled to visit Florida for an official visit.
“I’m going to take my official visit to Florida for the Arkansas game,” Hendrix said. “I’m looking forward to the visit and seeing how Florida operates things. I want to see the facilities and meet the coaches to see how the atmosphere is for a game day.”
The Illinois native has a number of colleges calling him, but he says he keeps in close contact with two of the Gator coaches in particular.
“I talk to Florida pretty regularly,” Hendrix said. “ I talk to coach (Brad) Lawing and coach (Will) Muschamp the most. They just tell me that they want to make me a Gator and that I could fit into the defense nicely. They said I could be a stand up defensive end or a rush end in their defense.”
Hendrix says besides visiting Florida this fall, he will also take official visits to Tennessee and USC. His Tennessee visit will most likely take place for the Georgia game.
Tennessee has long been considered the favorite to land Hendrix, but he now says he has co-leaders for his recruitment.
“Florida and Tennessee are co-leaders,” Hendrix said. “I’m planning on making my decision on National Signing Day and I will choose the school that shows me they care and need me the most.”
Hendrix says that despite visiting Florida for the Arkansas game, he could potentially make a second trip down to Florida.
“I plan on taking two visits to Florida before I decide,” Hendrix said. “One will be an official and the other will be an unofficial visit.”