C.J.Henderson (Jacquie Franciulli)

Scout 300 athlete and Miami pledge C.J. Henderson returns to The Swamp

C.J. Henderson made his return to The Swamp on Saturday. The four-star athlete from South Florida discusses his return to the University of Florida and his current status with Miami.

C.J. Henderson continued his close relationship with Florida on Saturday, as the Scout 300 athlete made the trek north from South Florida. 

"The Swamp is good," said the Christopher Columbus playmaker. "I liked the defense the most. I like how the DBs played tonight [Saturday]. They usually just impress me like they always do." 

The defense certainly left its mark on the top 2017 Gators target. UF only yielded 53-yards of total offense in the 32-0 win over North Texas. However, Henderson is not simply impressed by the on the field production. According to the top recruit, "the college atmosphere" at the Swamp and "the fans" are other reasons why Florida continues to be on his mind. 

Although committed to Miami, Henderson likes the relationship he has been able to create with the Gators staff. 

"It is just comfortable [with the coaches]," he said. "We have a great bond feel like a family here." 


According to Henderson, he remains committed to the Hurricanes despite taking other trips. "They are just telling me they can't wait to get me on the field and wishing I can play now," he said. 

Like the Gators, the Hurricanes have yet to lose a game in the 2016 season under new head coach Mark Richt. 

"They have been playing good, a lot better than I expected." 

So with his most recent trip to Gainesville, where does this leave the Gators in his recruitment? 

"It really doesn't change anything because I still have love for Florida," he said. "It is just making it a little bit better for me." 

The trips are not over for Henderson, who will now start taking a few official visits. 

"My next visit coming up I think is Michigan versus Wisconsin [Oct. 1], thats my first official visit," he said. "The other I think is Oct. 15 when I visit Tennessee versus Alabama." 

At this time, Henderson says the Vols and the Gators are the two schools recruiting him the hardest. The 6-foot, 175-pounder is now focused on these next visits to secure a final decision. 

"[I want to] see how the coaches treat me and see how the campus looks," he said.  "Just still evaluating which school will be better for me for four years."


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