Columbus junior two-way player C.J. Henderson was one of the most electrifying players on the state semifinalist Explorers last season.
On Friday, he decided to commit to the hometown team for college in a year and a half.
Henderson, a three-star or four-star athlete depending on the service who has previously listed UM as his top choice, committed to the Miami Hurricanes Friday afternoon on a campus visit.
UM is recruiting Henderson as a cornerback, he confirmed in a message.
His father, Chris Henderson Sr., told CaneSport.com that Henderson is listing himself as a soft commitment.
"He really wanted to commit and I told him it's okay, just let it be known he still wants to look. But that's where he wants to be," Henderson Sr. told CaneSport.
Henderson also holds offers from Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Auburn, USC and Virginia Tech among his 17 offers.
Last season Henderson ran for 932 yards and 12 touchdowns on 100 carries. He also had 245 receiving yards and two scores through the air.
Here's his junior year highlight reel.
In other 2017 UM recruiting class news, Jacksonville Mandarin linebacker Aundre Ricardo-Kearney decommitted earlier Friday.
No longer a University Of Miami commit 🏈 I am now opening my recruitment process ‼️ pic.twitter.com/dCVK527idj— Aundre R. Kearney (@D1Dre7) February 12, 2016
He had committed to the Hurricanes under Al Golden in June. Mark Richt visited his high school in December when he was in Jacksonville to solidify the commitments and early enrollments of linebackers Shaquille Quarterman and Michael Pinckney.