Xzavier Henderson commits to UF during All-American Bowl

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[Courtesy of UAA]

The Gators will still have a Henderson next season.

Xzavier Henderson, ranked the No. 10 wide receiver in the 2020 class out of Christopher Columbus High School in Miami, committed to Florida over Clemson, Alabama and Georgia during NBC Sports’ live coverage of the All-American Bowl in San Antonio, Texas.

The No. 59 overall prospect in the 2020 class by 247Sports and the younger brother of NFL-bound defensive back CJ Henderson, Xzavier seemed set to play for the Tigers before Jeff Scott took the USF head coaching gig.

Still, the Gators had to fend off several SEC powers for his commitment, which gives the Gators 25 total commitments in the 2020 class.

“It’s my second home,” Henderson said to an NBC announcer. “I could give you a tour. I’m ready to be great.”

With the 6-foot-3 1/2, 180-pound Henderson’s commitment, Florida moves up to No. 7 in 247Sports’ composite rankings.

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  1. BAM!!!! CDM is stacking the deck with wild cards. It is Great to be a Florida Gator and getting better one recruit at a time. Burrow gone to NFL, if Fromm follows him it will be a shoot out next year especially in the East Division. I wonder what other cards CDM got up his sleeve, maybe another good running back or secondary player? Stay tuned, it ain’t over yet.

        • If the Gators want to improve on 11-2 and no SEC East next season, they must upgrade those areas of the team that underperformed this season.

          The poor play of the Gators’ back end against good passing teams this season, especially on third and long, was mostly due to lack of talent at safety and the star position. All the scheming in the world can’t cover up lack of size and speed back there when the opponent has a good QB and receivers.

          Lack of size, strength and meanness on the OL led to almost no running game this season. There was nothing wrong with the running backs group, where they lose Perine and gain 5* Lingard from Miami.

          So, yes, safety and OL are better pickups than another RB in this class.

    • I don’t blame CJ for deciding to join the NFL draft – he has earned his path all the way and is ready for the next level (should go in the 1st or 2nd round). He was injured and could not play several games, so he did not want this to happen again. Also, staying would not likely improve his standing as an NFL prospect. As for Xavier, I did not realize he is 6’4″ – this gives us two most excellent TALL wide receivers in the 2020 class – GO GATORS!!!