Running back TreVeyon Henderson, one of the most anticipated prospects in Ohio State’s 2021 recruiting class, has shed his black stripe.
“First I want to thank God, and I want to thank everybody for pushing me and getting me better,” Henderson said. “I’m excited to be a Buckeye, and I’m excited to be a part of this program. Go Bucks.”
Henderson was a five-star prospect out of Hopewell, Va. and was ranked as the top running back and No. 22 overall prospect in the class. He was compared to Carolina Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey by 247Sports national recruiting analyst Brian Dohn.
“Wide-shouldered frame with ability to add 20-plus pounds and play at 215 pounds. High-level athlete with speed. Has sub 11.0 time in 100 meters. Was dominant and extremely productive in high school,” Dohn wrote on Henderson. “Is a threat catching the ball and as a running back. Combines vision, burst, balance, cut-back ability and speed. Gets through the hole quickly but also runs with patience. Instinctive runner. Is a cerebral player and dissects play quickly. Has elite change of direction. Can score from anywhere on the field. Has to show he can pick up blitz in college. Should get on the field early in his freshman season and can make an impact with a title-contending program. Has first round NFL draft potential.”
Henderson came to Ohio State as one of two running backs in the 2021 class, joining four-star commit Evan Pryor. He is the third true freshman and fourth player overall to lose his black stripe this spring. First-year players Marvin Harrison and Jack Sawyer, as well as redshirt freshman Jacolbe Cowan, are the others.
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