Henderson commits to the Florida Gators over Clemson

The Florida Gators picked up their 25th commitment on Saturday afternoon during the All-American game.

Receiver Xzavier Henderson (6-3, 180, Miami, FL. Columbus) committed to Florida over Clemson and Alabama during the All-American game.

“I’ll be attending the University of Florida,” Henderson said.”It really became my second home, I could give you the tour.”

Henderson who will sign in February is the younger brother of Gators defensive back CJ Henderson who is leaving school early to go to the NFL.

Clemson was the leader for Henderson for much of the recruiting cycle until his main recruiter and position coach Jeff Scott left to go to USF in December.

That helped the Gators but also the ability to come in and play early was something that Henderson liked as well.

“They have a need for receivers,” Henderson said. “They’re losing a few guys to the draft and I can play early there.”

Henderson and Columbus won the state championship this year and the receiver racked up 503 yards receiving on 37 catches and added seven touchdowns.

Now that Henderson has committed he joins receivers Jaquavion Fraziars and Leonard Manuel in the class and the Gators also have Jordan Pouncey in the class who is transferring from Texas to Florida but will have to sit out the 2020 season unless he receivers a waiver.


Andrew Spivey
Andrew always knew he wanted to be involved with sports in some capacity. He began by coaching high school football for six years before deciding to pursue a career in journalism. While coaching, he was a part of two state semifinal teams in the state of Alabama. Given his past coaching experience, he figured covering recruiting would be a perfect fit. He began his career as an intern for Rivals.com, covering University of Florida football recruiting. After interning with Rivals for six months, he joined the Gator Country family as a recruiting analyst. Andrew enjoys spending his free time on the golf course and watching his beloved Atlanta Braves. Follow him on Twitter at @AndrewSpiveyGC.