Ohio State improves top-ranked recruiting class with five-star TreVeyon Henderson

The top-rated running back in 247Sports’ Class of 2021 is heading to Columbus. 

TreVeyon Henderson announced Friday on Twitter his commitment to Ohio State, adding to the No.1 recruiting class for next year. 

The 5-11, 195-pound junior out of Hopewell, Va., chose the Buckeyes over the likes of Virginia Tech, Virginia, Michigan and Oklahoma. He rushed for 2,424 yards and 45 touchdowns last season while leading his team to an undefeated record and a state championship.

Henderson is the third five-star recruit and 15th recruit overall for Ohio State, which has a substantial lead over Clemson for the best 2021 class.

“Where I’m from, a lot of people don’t get to leave,” Henderson said in a video he posted on Twitter. “Walking away is hard to do, so I ran. I ran from trouble. Every challenge I saw, I ran through. The next challenge is 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 be here without you. You’re the reason I’m running now; running for a chance to give back for all you’ve given for me.”

Henderson committed to the Buckeyes without visiting campus, according to 247Sports. He was planning to attend the Buckeyes’ spring game but it was canceled because of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

“I may not know everything about where I’m going, but I know it is a place I’ll be given everything I need so that one day I can run back home and make a difference for those who need it,” he said. “I’m a Buckeye now, and I’m still ready to run.”

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