Ohio State's five-star running back has just had his high school season canceled.
TreVeyon Henderson, the top running back in the country and No. 16 player overall, will be unable to compete in his senior season of high school football as the Virginia High School League has ruled out football this fall, ending his career at Hopewell High School after two state titles.
The organization will reportedly decide the fate of all 2020 fall sports season on July 27, but fall football is not even being considered in any of their three models for fall sports. There's no word on if the VHSL will consider moving the season to the winter or the spring, but Henderson plans to enroll early at Ohio State even if the season is postponed.
“I’ll skip spring football and still enroll early,” Henderson told Eleven Warriors. “It's a tough decision because I still wanna play football, but at the end of the day, it’s still gonna benefit me. I can start off fresh at OSU and start training. I just want to go ahead and get involved in the program and get a feeling about what Ohio State is all about; get around some of the players and just get comfortable there."
Henderson is not the only Ohio State commit mulling this decision. Jack Sawyer, Reid Carrico and eight other potential early enrollees could have to make similar decisions if their seasons are postponed until the winter or spring.
One potential option for Henderson could be transferring to another private program out of state – an idea he says he has put some thought into. Henderson says he has been contacted by Florida’s IMG Academy, Baltimore’s St. Frances Academy and some other private schools.
“If they don’t let us play, I’m not sure if I’ll end up transferring or just end up sitting out a year,” Henderson said. “But if not, I’ll probably end up transferring. I’ve just gotta see what’s up with other schools to see if they allow early enrolling.”
Henderson, however, is not confident high school football will be played anywhere in the country after Michael Hinojosa, the Dallas Independent School District Superintendent, told MSNBC “I seriously doubt” that there will be high school football in Texas this fall.
“If Texas doesn’t have high school football in the fall, the whole country probably won’t,” Henderson said.
If that is indeed the case, the next time he suits up will be in an Ohio State uniform.