Florida’s 2019 class picked up a commitment Thursday night on national television from a four-star wide receiver.
Arjei Henderson, a 6-foot-1, 185-pound wide receiver out of Fort Bend Travis High in Richmond, Texas, committed to the Gators over Florida State during the Under Armour All-American game in Orlando. With Henderson’s commitment, the Gators have landed their highest-ranked prospect in ESPN’s rankings.
— Hendi™ (@king_hendi) January 4, 2019
Henderson’s decision surprised many recruiting analysts and rival head coaches, too. The Seminoles appeared set to land Henderson, ranked the No. 22 wide receiver prospect in the 247Sports composite rankings, before the Gators made a last-minute push. He had previously made verbal commitments to Oklahoma and Oregon.
“It’s been a roller coaster,” Henderson said of his recruiting process during an ESPN interview. “This is the finish line. It’s the most special to me.”
The Gators are now up to 22 prospects in the 2019 class, with all but Henderson and five-star linebacker Diwun Black signing in the early signing period last month.