Henderson hears from several Florida Gators’ coaches

The Florida Gators signed one receiver and one athlete who projects to play receiver in college but the Gators are still looking to add more playmakers in February.

Receiver Arjei Henderson (6-1, 183, Richmond, TX. Fort Bend Travis) is one guy that the Gator are targeting and he has liked Florida for a long time.

“I’ll probably be visiting Florida in January,” Henderson said on visiting Florida on why he wants to visit. “I’ve never actually been to the campus before but I hear a lot about them, I grew up watching them and I’m a big fan of them. I definitely look to get all the things you imagine and see on TV during the trip.”

Henderson decomitted from Oklahoma in December and he says several Florida coaches including Dan Mullen have been recruiting him since that time.

“All of them, Coach Mullen, Coach Billy [Gonzales] and Coach O [Otis Yelverton],” he said on the coaches recruiting him from Florida. “They all do a strong job of communicating with me and giving me their pitch.”

Mullen and the rest of the Gators coaching staff have a simple message to Henderson about why he would be a good fit in Gainesville.

“They preach the young talent they have around there,” Henderson said of Florida’s message to him. “They have hard working guys that come to work everyday and they say they need some more of those guys around there.”

Receivers coach Billy Gonzales has also explained to Henderson why the Gators need him on offense in Florida.

“They only signed one true receiver this year,” he said on if he sees playing time at Florida. “That definitely opened my eyes, there are some spots open over there and definitely a place I could further my career.”

Henderson watched Florida a lot this fall and he likes what the Gators do on offense and how active the receivers are in Mullen’s offense.

“I love his offense actually,” Henderson said of Mullen’s offense. “They play SEC ball and they run a pro-style offense but they also throw the ball around so that the receivers can have fun as well.”

The receiver plans to make a commitment at the Under Armour All-American game on Thursday but he says he still plans to take several visits in January.

“Besides Florida, Florida State, Penn State and Tennessee,” he said on who he might visit in January. “I’ll make a final decision on signing day.”

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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.