4-Star CB Christopher Henderson Commits To Florida Gators

    Four-star cornerback Christopher Henderson committed to Florida on National Signing Day, giving Jim McElwain's Gators their 21st commitment in the 2017 recruiting class.

    February 1, 2017

    Four-star cornerback Christopher Henderson committed to Florida on National Signing Day, giving Jim McElwain’s Gators their 21st commitment in the 2017 recruiting class. 


    It wouldn’t be recruiting if there weren’t a few surprises to throw us for a loop along the way.

    Four-star cornerback Christopher Henderson committed to Florida on Wednesday, continuing the momentum for the Gators on National Signing Day.

    A former Miami commit, Henderson had been leaning toward Florida for the last few months. However, there was talk over the last two weeks that the nation’s No. 13 cornerback and No. 172 overall player had flipped back toward the Hurricanes.

    On Tuesday night, Campus Insiders learned of the Gators’ resurgence in his recruitment, and Jim McElwain’s team was able to close the deal and land the Miami native.

    With Henderson now on board, he’ll join a defensive back class that includes 4-star cornerbacks Shawn Davis, Brad Stewart and Marco Wilson, brother of former Gator Quincy Wilson.

    Florida also managed to flip 3-star safety Donovan Stiner from Houston on Sunday, a day after Stewart gave his pledge.

    That’s a lot of talent for defensive backs coach Torrian Gray to work with going into the 2017 season, but the entire class is talented. The Gators now have 21 total commits in the cycle and moved up to No. 12 from No. 13 in the 2017 recruiting class rankings following Henderson’s decision.

    Florida had fallen outside the top 30 when 4-star cornerback Elijah Blades decommitted from its class, but the Gators have clearly rebounded from that lost commitment.

    Note: Scout rankings, ratings and photos used in this article.

    MORE: Florida Lands 2017 Linebacker Out Of Miami

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