The Hurry-Up: TreVeyon Henderson Eager to Get Into Ohio State’s Strength, Conditioning and Nutrition Program, Henderson and Reid Carrico Will Be Honored, Emeka Egbuka Tidbit

By Zack Carpenter on September 30, 2020 at 6:30 pm
TreVeyon Henderson

The Hurry-Up is your nightly dose of updates from the Ohio State football recruiting trail, keeping tabs on the latest from commits and targets from around the country.

Henderson ready for Ohio State weight program

If we’ve ever wanted to relate more to a five-star running back prospect, here’s our chance:

TreVeyon Henderson is a self-described lover of junk food. Pizza and fried food, especially.

Of course, here’s where we’re different from him: He never gains any weight from it because he works out so hard that he burns off all the calories he intakes when he does eat poorly.

Soon enough, though, whatever junk food Henderson is taking on will be a thing of the past. As an early enrollee to Ohio State, the Buckeyes’ blue-chip running back commit has just a little more than three months left in his high school years before he hits the Columbus campus. Once he gets here – and maybe even a little before then – it’ll be time to crack down on any unhealthy eating habits.

That’s one of the biggest things about the Buckeye program that he’s looking forward to the most is finally getting into Mickey Marotti, Quinn Barham and Co.’s strength and conditioning and nutrition program.

“I can’t wait to get in there,” Henderson told Eleven Warriors. “Just to see how he’s gonna work with me and transition me. The nutritional side is definitely gonna be the thing with me. That’s what I’m most interested in because I’m a picky eater. That’s definitely the thing that’s gonna get me the most.”

Just like it is with most freshmen who enter the program – like Paris Johnson Jr. shooting up from 290 pounds to 308 pounds after his first two months, or the changes in the bodies of guys like Gee Scott Jr. and Ryan Watts – Henderson is well aware that his body will change fast once he gets there.

In the meantime, Henderson isn’t taking any breaks when it comes to hitting the gym or the field – unless, of course, it’s a rest day – and he’s focused on doing full-body workouts. 

Full-body workouts are popular among athletes, like Henderson, who are focused on gaining strength (and not mass), staying better conditioned, avoiding injury and staving off fat gain. That’s opposed to body-part split workouts (i.e. chest day, back day, etc.) that focus on building mass. (In news that you absolutely don’t care about, your favorite Eleven Warriors recruiting writer has been transitioning from body-part split workouts to full-body workouts and it just … sucks. In a good way.)

“Every time I hit the gym, I do a full-body workout so I don’t put too much stress on any one part of my body,” Henderson said. “It’s working out great. I’m 205 right now, and I’m just staying around that. I don’t go above 205. I’m gonna get in there and let them do the rest.”

All-American Bowl presentation

And since we’re on the subject of Henderson, the nation’s No. 2-ranked running back will be taking virtual center stage at 8 tonight, in addition to future teammate Reid Carrico, in the latest episode of NBC Sports’ Road to the Dome series in which several All-American Bowl athletes are being honored with a jersey presentation ceremony.

Henderson and Carrico are the latest in Ohio State’s 2021 class to be honored with the presentation, as Jordan Hancock and Donovan Jackson were featured in episodes one and two, respectively.

More Buckeyes will be featured later on, as they currently have a nationwide-best 11 commits who have announced they will play in the All-American Bowl.

Hayes Fawcett tweet

Came across this tweet yesterday from Hayes Fawcett, the go-to guy for recruits all across the country to make their graphics for their top schools lists and their commitment announcements.

Fawcett is one of the most in-the-know people in the recruiting world, and you get a really good feel for what he's about in this story from The Athletic’s Ari Wasserman in May. 

“People have asked me to tell them stuff, reporters and people like that,” Fawcett said, “but I’d never tell. I know that if I break my word or misuse the trust, then I’ll lose it for good. The players I make edits for know I can be trusted.”

Fawcett is well-connected with the players, and with the recruiting dead period extended through the rest of 2020, if you connect some dots it’s probable that we’re going to see some big names come off the board.

For Ohio State fans, the three biggest names in the 2021 class that are the likeliest candidates to commit somewhere in the near future are Emeka Egbuka, Tristan Leigh and Derrick Davis Jr. 

While Leigh is trending toward LSU and Davis is trending toward Penn State, Egbuka is still trending toward Ohio State.

Egbuka tidbit

The latest I’ve heard on Egbuka is that he had planned to make a mid-October decision, but the dead period extension threw a wrench in those plans. As of now, I’m told Egbuka is still wanting to make a visit to Oklahoma before he makes a decision and that he’s hoping to make the visit to the Buckeye Bash in late October.

As we’ve said before, Egbuka is afforded however long he wants to wait since 1) He’s the best receiver in the nation 2) He doesn’t plan to enroll early, as he plans on playing his senior season in the spring to break some records and get another crack at winning a state championship.

Five-star target out for season

Del Valle (Texas) five-star receiver Caleb Burton announced on Wednesday that he is out for the season with an injury.

Burton is not only ranked the No. 1 receiver in the country. He is also Ohio State's No. 1 receiver target in the 2022 class.

The Buckeyes have already offered, so they won't need an extra evaluation of the junior receiver this season, as they have made it clear how highly he is valued.

Header photo credit: TreVeyon Henderson – 247Sports

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