Though most of the sports world has come to a halt due to the coronavirus pandemic, the recruiting world has continued on. With that, Virginia Tech received some great news this week from top target and elite in-state RB TreVeyon Henderson.
The Hokies were one of three ACC schools to make Henderson's top 9 along with North Carolina and Virginia. Additionally, Henderson also included three Big 10 schools (Ohio State, Penn State, Michigan), two Big 12 schools (Oklahoma, Texas), and Georgia out of the SEC.
The biggest surprise may have been the fact that Clemson, a school that was heavily pursuing him, did not make the cut, something that opens the door for VT not only as an in-state option but also the most successful ACC program to survive his cut.
Virginia Tech has Henderson right at the top of their overall board in the 2021 class with the Hokies landing an early March visit from Henderson right before the coronavirus pandemic led to the NCAA declaring a recruiting dead period till at least April 15th.
Henderson told us that his visit to Virginia Tech was "good" and that he had a "good" conversation with head coach Justin Fuente. Henderson told us that he spent the most time with Fuente and RBs coach Adam Lechtenberg though he added that he had conversations with "literally all" of the coaches.
Additionally, Henderson got to spend time with players and tour the campus and facilities as the Hokies rolled out the red carpet for the elite in-state RB.
VT Visit was 🔥🔥🔥🔥!!!! pic.twitter.com/AGqQdOg2uX— TreVeyon Henderson (@TreveyonH15) March 6, 2020
At this point, Virginia Tech's in-state ties and recent visit have many seeing the Hokies as a top contender with Rivals' Mike Farrell having Virginia Tech as his current pick for where Henderson lands. Ohio State is also seen as a top contender as well though the Buckeyes landed four-star RB Evan Pryor today so the seriousness of their pursuit of Henderson seems unclear currently.
Overall, Virginia Tech has a lot of work ahead in their pursuit of TreVeyon Henderson, but are in great shape early on making the cut for the elite in-state RB.