By all accounts, cornerback CJ Henderson had an excellent true freshman season in 2017, one that was highlighted by back-to-back interceptions for touchdowns in the first two games of the year.
But he’s not all that impressed with what he’s accomplished so soon in his Gator career.
“I guess I had a great freshman year, but I’m not satisfied at all with it,” Henderson said. “I’m going to continue working hard, just continue working on my technique and stuff. I know I can get a lot better.”
His back-to-back pick-sixes against Michigan and Tennessee were big, almost unheard of for a true freshman. But, again, he apparently was not overly impressed.
“Mentally, I was just ready for the next game,” he said. “I tried not to think about it at all.”
Henderson is now ready to move on to his sophomore season. He’ll be one of the more experienced players in a young secondary and he’s going to be taking on more of a leadership role.
“I think me and Marco (Wilson) and Chauncey (Gardner-Johnson) have stepped up a lot (as leaders),” Henderson said. “Duke Dawson just left, so we’ve got to step up and lead the younger guys.”
It will still be a young secondary, but Henderson said the Gators have the talent to continue the DBU tradition at Florida.
“These guys we have now I think will be really good,” he said. “We have a lot of athletic guys and they are ready to work.”