- Height- 5’11
- Weight- 195
- Hometown- Hopewell, Virginia
- Recruit Class- 2021
- 247 Style/Rank- RB/1
Hopewell High School
TreVeyon Henderson is the epitome of athleticism. As a freshman and sophomore in high school, Henderson played almost exclusively wide receiver on offense and defensive back on defense while getting very limited running back work. However, in his junior season, he would become the team’s full-time starter. It didn’t take long for Henderson to get going and he rewarded the coaching staff with an amazing season rushing for 2,424 yards and 45 touchdowns. He added 283 receiving yards with 5 receiving touchdowns to bring his total to 3,200 all-purpose yards and 50 combined touchdowns. Henderson would end up winning the 2019 Gatorade Virginia Player of the year while also adding honors from USA Today for All-USA Second Team Offense and a second consecutive state championship.
Unfortunately, due to Covid, the state of Virginia moved its fall sports season to the spring. This move caused Henderson to opt-out of his senior year and train for college. With this effectively ending his high school career, Henderson finished with over 4,000 yards rushing with 50 rushing touchdowns. Henderson was also a track and field star in high school running in the 100-meters and 55-meter relays. He was invited to the All-American Bowl.
Henderson would end up with 39 offers to come to play college football. Some of the top schools to recruit him and offer were
- The Ohio State
- Notre Dame
Henderson committed to The Ohio State University on March 27th, 2020, and signed his letter of intent on December 16th, 2020. He enrolled in classes in January and is participating in the spring program.
Speed and Elusiveness
The minute you turn on Henderson’s tape you can just see he’s different. His speed and ability to make players miss stands out the most overall. Henderson has the long speed to take any touch to the house. His ability to make one cut and not lose any speed should transition well to the college game.
His elusiveness stands out here. He is rarely brought down on any tape that you see. His ability to change directions is the best in this class and some of the best from the past few years.
Patience and Vision
While his speed is fun to watch, his vision and patience are what’s going to help him succeed at the next level. Henderson does a good job of allowing his offensive line to create holes and burst through them when there’s an opening. His willingness to wait for holes to develop and even hit cutback lanes as a junior in high school is fun to watch.
Henderson doesn’t only use his vision behind the line of scrimmage but also in the open field. He consistently makes the right read when allowing blocks to be set up and when to change direction to pick up more yards.
As mentioned earlier in the article, Henderson played wide receiver early in his high school career. He has smooth hands and knows how to make adjustments to the ball.
While Henderson has speed and can make you miss in a phone booth. He isn’t afraid to play physical, he’ll drop his shoulder for tough yards when needed. His physicality displayed on defense helps illustrate that point.
What formats am I buying in?
So what’s the verdict? Every player joining the college ranks looks good on their high school film. They’re usually dominant high school players who courted offers from multiple Power 5 schools. Still, the question remains, what do I do with this player? What is his value in devy leagues? What is his value in campus 2 canton?
In devy leagues, depending on the depth of the league Henderson is an absolute buy. While there is a realistic shot he starts off the season in a timeshare with Master Teague, Henderson just has too much ability to keep him off the field. With devy leagues, and knowing you’d have to wait three years before you get any NFL value out of him, I’d be willing to draft him in the second round. He currently has an ADP of 16.20 according to the ADP collected by Campus2Canton.com.
Devy Verdict: Henderson is a buy-in all formats. In shallow devy leagues and deep leagues. He has the skill set to be an RB 1.
In Campus to Canton leagues, Henderson is a must-buy as well. As mentioned, in startup drafts his current ADP for the site is 16.20. An early second-round pick. He’ll also likely will be the top overall pick in freshman drafts. On the college side, he’ll be a high-end producer for three years and could easily help you win your college side, and should transition perfectly into the NFL.
C2C Verdict: Must buy! Whether it’s waiting till the end of the first round or early second in startups. Henderson will bring you great value on the college side and should transition to a high-end NFL running back.
TreVeyon Henderson joins The Ohio State Buckeyes as a running back with massive upside. He has elite speed and short-area burst. Combine those with his vision and patience and you have an explosive running back with a dangerous skill set. Lastly, you can’t sell short his contact balance and receiving ability.
Henderson brings a skill set to The Ohio State running back room they are currently lacking. While I expect Master Teague to be the starter when the season kicks off, Henderson has too much talent to be kept off the field for long. Expect Henderson to get some work early in a committee, and to take over as the starter by mid-season. Henderson should be a top-five running back over the next few seasons for your college side and should be one of the top running backs for the 2024 class.