Electrifying Trezvant

In his weekly recruiting column for Hawgs Illustrated and The Morning News of Northwest Arkansas, Dudley E. Dawson writes about Morrilton's Josh Trezvant, one of the state's top 2007 football prospects. This story is sponsored by the Arkansas Toyota Dealers. It's free and so is a special offer to attend a Razorback event on the Arkansas Toyota Dealers website.

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Who will take over Springdale standout and University of Arkansas signee Damian Williams' spot as the most electrifying wideout in the state of Arkansas next season?

A safe bet would be Morrilton junior superstar Josh Trezvant (5-11, 175, 4.43), who amassed over 2,000 yards total offense this past season while leading the Devil Dogs to the Class AAAA state title game.

He lined up at wideout "about 75" percent of the time while catching 66 passes for 1,107 yards and 6 touchdowns, but he also used reverses and his time at tailback to come up with 920 yards rushing and another 14 scores.

"I think my biggest strengths are my speed and my vision on the field," Trezvant said. "I have the ability to find the open seams in a defense and also to make the right cuts to get away from people once I do get the ball. I spent most of my time at wide receiver, but when we needed a big yard or two I would go to tailback."

Arkansas, Florida State, Oklahoma State, Nebraska, Ole Miss and Texas A&M are among the teams that have shown interested in him and requested film so far this spring.

Trezvant, a 4.0 student and one of seven juniors in the state named to the 25-man Associated Press Super Team, grew up a Razorback fan and certainly has thought about being a Razorback.

"I have always been a fan of Arkansas and they have had a couple of tough years lately, but I think they are getting it together," Trezvant said. "I think they are bringing a lot of great players in and I am definitely thinking about playing for them if the opportunity comes my way."

Trezvant had nearly 40 tackles while playing defense this season, picking off three interceptions and breaking up another nine passes and could be either a wideout or cornerback in college.

"I like catching the ball a lot, but where I play in college doesn't really matter that much," Trezvant said. "Really all that will be more about where I end up and where they need me the most. I am a team player so I will just let the coaches tell me what they need from me."

He and fellow junior Freddy Burton - who like Trezvant plays on both sides of the ball and is a D-1 prospect - were key cogs in getting Morrilton to the championship game, where they fell to Greenwood and University of Miami signee Daniel Stegall 35-32 at War Memorial Stadium.

Trezvant scored two touchdowns in the title game, which was actually a rematch of regular season contest that Greenwood rolled to a 50-13 victory.

Morrilton was 4-3 after that loss, but did not lose again until the finals while going on a six-game winning streak.

"We really came together as a team after a slow start, had great chemistry and improve a lot from the start of the season to the end," Trezvant said. "There were a lot of wild plays in that game and it could have gone either way."

Trezvant is busy now as a guard on Morrilton's basketball team, averaging about 10 points a game for a team tied for the conference lead.

He will also join up with several Little Rock area players again this spring and summer on one of he Arkansas Hawks AAU hoops squads.

"I've been playing AAU basketball since the sixth grade," Trezvant said. "I like basketball and it is a good way to stay in shape during the summer."

He also try to attend some football camps, including at least one at the University of Arkansas.

"That's my plan right now along with playing 7-on-7 football with my team,," Trezvant said. "I'm trying to work and make the money to do that and hopefully it will all work out for me."

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