Penn State football targets Top-20 athlete TreVeyon Henderson

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Penn State football is beginning to take a look at 2021 four-star standout, TreVeyon Henderson.

In just two short weeks, Penn State football will take the field for the 2019 NCAA season. While the current roster is focused on their opener against Idaho, the recruiting team continues to look for more ways to make the Nittany Lions a better squad for the future.

So far, the 2020 recruiting class has had its ups and downs. While the Lions were off to a hot start landing some notable prospects, they hit a bit of a rough patch back in June. By the time summer began, the Lions would lose four commitments and saw a drastic drop in their rankings.

That’s when Penn State realized that a verbal commitment doesn’t hold as much weight as they previously thought. However, that shouldn’t change anything about the recruiting process. If a player changes their mind after pulling the trigger on a decision too early, then so be it.

Knowing that could happen won’t change a thing though. Penn State has to remain focused on the bigger picture. And while the 2020 recruiting class is a priority, it doesn’t mean they will neglect the 2021 prospect pool. Right now, the Nittany Lions are targeting some super significant prospects, and recently scheduled a visit with one to go down this fall.

Who’s coming to Happy Valley?

On October 19th, 2019, the Nittany Lions will expect to have Virginia four-star 2021 prospect TreVeyon Henderson on campus for a visit. The five-foot-ten-inch, 190-pound prospect currently ranks as the fifth-best player in his state and is viewed as a Top-20 athlete, per 247 Sports.

Many top schools are currently in on Henderson already. Notably, Clemson, Michigan, Notre Dame, Oklahoma, and more are willing to give Henderson a shot at the next level of football. Whether he will be viewed as a cornerback or a running back, Henderson doesn’t care. He just wants to find the right program for himself when he’s eligible to land on campus in 2021.

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“I know I am going to Penn State; I want to get a chance to see what Penn State looks like up close. I have never been there, and I want to see the atmosphere and what it is like,” Henderson said, according to Lions247’s Brian Dohn.

Most schools currently view Henderson as a cornerback, but if he can pack on some size, he could potentially remain in the backfield. If that’s the case, the Lions chances may go up as they attempt to make a name for themselves in the ‘Running Back U’ conversation.