Star Hopewell running back commits to Ohio State

Posted at 9:05 PM, Mar 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-28 08:04:55-04

HOPEWELL, Va. – Ending months of speculation from some of the biggest college football programs in the country, Hopewell’s Treveyon Henderson made his verbal commitment to Ohio State on Friday night in the form of a video posted to Twitter.

“The next challenge isn’t one I’m running from, it’s one I’m running to” Henderson says in the video, which includes several clips seen on Final Score Friday last year.

“I may not know everything about where I’m going” Henderson continues, “but I know it’s a place where I’ll be getting everything I need for that one day when I can run back home and make a difference for those who need it. I’m a Buckeye now.”

Henderson is rated as the #1 high school running back in the nation, and was the Gatorade High School Player of the Year for the state of Virginia after scoring a record 53 touchdowns while leading the Blue Devils to the Class 3 state championship last fall.

While Henderson’s video also included clips from Michigan, UVA, and Oklahoma, Ohio State has yet another top prospect signed from the class of 2021. This one without the benefit of an in-person visit. Henderson has been restricted from setting foot in Columbus due to Coronavirus restrictions.

He is the third RVA player to choose Ohio State in the past decade following K’Vaughan Pope from Dinwiddie last year and Hermitage linebacker Curtis Grant in 2011.