Penn State has landed a commitment from Elba (Ala.) High running back Alvin Henderson.

The 4-star prospect in the 2025 class announced his commitment to James Franklin and the Nittany Lions on Thursday. He held offers from more than 30 other Power programs, but picked Penn State from a group of finalists that featured Oregon, Auburn, Miami, and Florida State.

Henderson becomes the top-ranked recruit in Penn State’s 2025 class. The industry-generated 247 Composite has him listed as the No. 94 overall recruit in the country and the No. 8 running back prospect.

A 5-foot-9, 200-pound tailback, Henderson is a multi-sport athlete at Elba. He has a 37-point game on the basketball court and is a 2-time Alabama Class 1A Back of the Year on the gridiron.

Henderson has been one of the most productive offensive players in his class, with 3 consecutive 1,000-yard rushing seasons and a ridiculous 132 career rushing touchdowns. As a junior, Henderson ran for an AHSAA single-season record 61 rushing touchdowns. His 68 total touchdowns as a junior also tied for the seventh-most in a single high school football season, according to MaxPreps.

That, combined with the 3,523 rushing yards in 14 games, helped land him on the MaxPreps Junior All-America First Team.

As a sophomore, Henderson ran for 2,636 yards and 47 touchdowns on 195 carries. As a freshman, he had 1,115 yards and 24 touchdowns on 112 carries.

For his career, Henderson has averaged 13.7 yards per carry and a rushing touchdown every 4 carries.

Penn State has been a talent factory of sorts at the tailback position under James Franklin and that no doubt helped the Nittany Lions when it came to Henderson’s recruitment. He told 247 Sports the opportunity to be “the next Nick Singleton or Kaytron Allen” was appealing to him and the developmental pedigree of the program is “real.”

The 2025 class now holds 12 known commitments. Henderson is the sixth Composite blue-chipper to join the group, which ranks seventh nationally.

You can see his highlight tape below, via Hudl. Spoiler: there are a ton of touchdowns.