Former Florida wide receiver Xzavier Henderson has found his next destination. The 6-foot-3 wide receiver announced Friday that he will continue his collegiate career at the University of Cincinnati after spending the past three seasons with the Gators.
Henderson announced his decision by quietly posting a photo to his Instagram story that read, “Today I woke up a Bearcat.”
Henderson played in 30 games during his time with the Gators, totaling 73 receptions for 835 yards and five touchdowns. He is coming off a career season at Gainesville with 38 receptions for 410 yards and two touchdowns. He was the Gators’ third best receiver last fall behind Ricky Pearsall and Justin Shorter.
Cincinnati enters its first year under head coach Scott Satterfield, who took over the Bearcats’ head coaching duties this offseason following the departure of Luke Fickell to Wisconsin. Satterwhite made his way to Cincinnati via Louisville, where he compiled an overall record of 25-24 over the past four seasons.
Former UF wide receiver Xzavier Henderson committed to Cincinnati pic.twitter.com/VxaA9XeMJv
— Patrick Conn (@PatrickConnCFB) May 26, 2023
The Bearcats under Fickell and interim head coach Kerry Coombs were 9-4 last season, including 6-2 in AAC play. The program is just two years away from a College Football Playoff berth, being the first group of five teams to earn their way to the four-team playoff in 2021.
This upcoming season will also be Cincinnati’s first in the Big 12 as they will officially enter the conference on July 1. They will participate in the conference alongside Central Florida, BYU and Houston.