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Notre Dame Football Recruiting

2021 VA ATH TreVeyon Henderson Thrilled For Notre Dame Offer

May 3, 2019

2021 Hopewell (Va.) athlete TreVeyon Henderson‍ made a trip to South Bend to see Notre Dame hold off Vanderbilt in the fall. The experience left a lasting impression on the 5-foot-10, 190-pounder, but Notre Dame cornerbacks coach Todd Lyght topped the visit earlier this week when he offered Henderson.

“Coach Lyght came to my school and he told my coach I had an offer from Notre Dame,” Henderson told Irish Sports Daily. “I was excited because I had taken a visit. The atmosphere was crazy.” 

The Virginia native admits he doesn’t know too much about Notre Dame as his recruitment is just getting started, but Henderson knows it’s a program he’s going keep digging into now since he's been offered.

“I don’t know a lot, but I do know a couple of things from my visit,” said Henderson. “Notre Dame is a great school and they are a great fit on the field. I love how they play.” 

Henderson is one of the most explosive athletes in Virginia and could easily end up on either side of the football. Most programs are recruiting him as a running back, but he knows he could also end up at safety at the next level because of his coverage skills. 

“My strengths are my speed, explosiveness and I can make a man miss,” explained Henderson. On defense, I play aggressive and with a lot of energy. I play with intensity and I’m very confident in myself.” 

In addition to his Notre Dame visit, Henderson has taken visits to some of the regional programs and is looking to finalize his summer visit schedule in the coming weeks.

“I have visited North Carolina, Pitt, Virginia and Virginia Tech,” Henderson stated. “I’m in the process of scheduling visits now. I’m going to have a lot this summer.” 

Notre Dame hasn’t recruited head-to-head against North Carolina much over the last few years, but the Tar Heels are a program who keep coming up more and more since the hiring of Mack Brown. 

Henderson admits he didn’t know Brown was a new hire, but he felt the energy around Chapel Hill during his visit.

“I didn’t know they had a new head coach,” recalled Henderson. “I thought he was already the head coach. People kept telling me about how the program has already turned around and is changing. They believe he’s going to do something special there.” 

Despite it being early in his recruiting process, Henderson has already started paying attention to a few things as he makes his visits.

“I’m mainly focused on how many people they are recruiting in my class at my position and how many guys they play at my position,” Henderson said. “I want to find coaches I can trust and I want to be able to fit into the program.”

Notre Dame has also made a big-time effort in Virginia in recent years. In 2019, Notre Dame landed quarterback Brendon Clark‍ and safety Litchfield Ajavon‍.

The Irish have offered 10 players from Virginia in the 2020 and 2021 classes combined, including running back Chris Tyree‍, who is arguably the top overall prospect on Notre Dame’s board in 2020. 

“I think we’re slept on,” said Henderson. “We have a lot of talent in Virginia.” 


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