GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida has flipped a pair of Miami commits in this recruiting cycle and could be closing in on a third.
C.J. Henderson, a 4-star cornerback from Miami, attended Florida’s game against North Texas on Saturday. It was his fifth visit to the school this year.
“The Swamp was good,” Henderson said. “I liked the defense the most. I like how the DBs played. They impressed me like they always do.”
Henderson lists UF as his No. 2 school behind Miami. The environment and staff at Florida has kept the Gators under consideration.
“I’m just comfortable with them,” Henderson said. “We have a great bond and I feel like I’m family when I’m there. I also like the college atmosphere and the fans.”
Henderson said he’s still committed to the Hurricanes and likes what he’s seen from them under the new coaching staff.
“They’ve been playing good, a lot better than I expected,” Henderson said. “They’ve just been telling me they can’t wait to get me on the field and they wish I could play now.”
Henderson is ranked the nation’s No. 18 cornerback and No. 156 overall prospect in the 247Sports Composite. The Under Armour All-American plans to officially visit Michigan on Oct. 1 and Tennessee on Oct. 15.
“I want to see how the coaches treat me and how the campus looks,” said Henderson, who will also officially visit Auburn, Florida and Southern Cal.
But his recruitment is expected to come down to the Gators and Hurricanes, and he’ll make his final decision based on how those two teams perform this season.
“I’m just watching how the coaching goes for both schools,” Henderson said, “so I can evaluate which school would be better for me the next four years.”
Florida commits in action
Here are the standout performers from Friday:
Running back Adarius Lemons (Clearwater, Fla.) rushed for 113 yards and a touchdown to help his team outlast Boca Ciega, 51-35.
Wide receiver Daquon Green (Tampa, Fla./Tampa Bay Tech) made 6 receptions for 63 yards and 2 touchdowns in a 48-6 win over Bloomingdale.
Athlete Kadarius Toney (Eight Mile, Ala./Blount) accounted for 215 yards of offense and a pair of scores, leading his team to a 38-10 win over B.C. Rain.
Cornerback Elijah Blades (Pasadena, Calif./John Muir) made a touchdown-saving tackle and hauled in his team’s lone score, a 45-yard reception, in a 44-6 loss to La Salle.
Defensive end Zachary Carter (Tampa, Fla./Hillsborough) had 6 tackles, a sack and a safety in a 39-0 over King.