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TreVeyon Henderson Playing In Cotton Bowl, Still Undecided On NFL Draft

By December 27, 2023 (4:01 pm)Football

In what is becoming a positive trend for Ohio State ahead of the Cotton Bowl, running back TreVeyon Henderson confirmed Wednesday that he will participate in the game as he balances his decision regarding the NFL draft.

“I haven’t made my decision yet, so I’m not sure what I’ll be doing,” he said.
“I’ve just been praying on it. You’ve got all these worries that comes up – what if I get injured, what if this happens, but I give all those worries to God, and He led me to make that decision to play in this game to glorify Him and to be out there for my brothers.”

Henderson playing is a significant boost for Ohio State, which has seen the transfer of depth pieces in recent weeks in Evan Pryor and Chip Trayanum, as well as the decision of Miyan Williams to enter the NFL draft, leaving Henderson and Dallan Hayden as the only scholarship running backs on the roster.

But Henderson is one of several draft-eligible Buckeyes from his class – along with the likes of defensive end Jack Sawyer, cornerback Denzel Burke and wide receiver Emeka Egbuka, among others – that have announced their intention to play in the Cotton Bowl.

“It means a lot,” he said. “It speaks a lot about the players we have on his team, but at the end of the day, man, everyone’s got to do what’s best for them also.”

As for Henderson’s decision, he has yet to set a timeline for an announcement – unlike Burke, who will reveal his decision on Jan. 10 as to whether or not he will enter the NFL draft – but is leaning on a higher power as he considers each side.

“I’m really just leaning on God to lead me towards my destiny and what He has planned for me,” he said. “If I use my own understanding, I don’t know which way to go. So that’s why I lean on God, my father. He’ll lead me exactly where I need to be.”

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