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Nation's top 2021 RB Henderson chooses Ohio State

Field Level Media
28 Mar 2020, 11:05 GMT+10

TreVeyon Henderson, ranked the nation's top-ranked prep junior running back in the country, committed to Ohio State on Friday.

The 5-foot-10 Henderson, out of Hopewell, Va., chose the Buckeyes over his home-state ACC programs as well as Oklahoma, Michigan, Georgia, Penn State and Texas, among others.

Henderson is ranked the 13th overall prospect for 2021, according to ESPN. He is rated the 11th-best overall prospect by 247 Sports. Both sites have him listed as the top junior running back.

"Where I'm from, a lot of people don't get to leave," Henderson said in a video posted on social media Friday. "Walking away is hard to do. So I ran. I ran from trouble. Every challenge I saw, I ran through. The next challenge is the one I'm not running from. It's a challenge I'm running to.

"To my mother, my family, my friends, my coaches and teammates, I wouldn't have been here without you. You're the reason I'm running now. Running for a chance to give back for all you've given to me."

Henderson joins a massive haul of blue-chip recruits for the Buckeyes, including defensive end Jack Sawyer, quarterback Kyle McCord, running back Evan Pryor, cornerback Jakailin Johnson and safety Andre Turrentine.

Henderson scored 53 touchdowns in his junior season while amassing 3,000 all-purpose yards.

--Field Level Media

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