Trey Fairchild is fast becoming one of the most talked about names in Ohio as his tape hits the internet and the desk of college coaches across the country. Standing 6'0 – 182 lbs. Fairchild shows great pass catching ability after making the switch from quarterback to receiver last season. Having posted a 4.36 at a major combine and then performing on the field has seen colleges take heavy interest.
On Wednesday Bearcat Insider spoke with Trey's father Jerry about his son and what has happened and what is ahead.
"Right now things have really started to take shape. Duke has shown much early interest and Trey was getting interest from Louisville before their coaching change. In talking with their coaches they have told us they still have heavy interest. Cincinnati is also a program that's taken interest in Trey and we'll see where that goes this weekend when we visit for their Junior Day on Sunday. I've talked with Coach Hinton and he's told me Coach Molnar really liked Trey's tape and they really want to meet Trey. Coach Hinton was upfront in the fact that Coach Kelly likes his receivers to be in the 6'2 or taller range but they see the other skills Trey possesses and invited him down for a visit."
In talking with Mr. Fairchild you soon learn his son understands what is ahead over the course of the next several months. Going from a player behind two other top prospects to one being recruited just as high has not gone to the younger Fairchild's head.
"Trey is really grounded and starting to understand what is going on in the recruiting process. He knows football will provide him with a chance to further his education and is looking at the overall aspect of a school and not just what they do on the football field. He's a very good student and has interest in studying Pre-Law in college."
While getting a prospect that runs a 4.3 forty on campus is huge news in itself, the fact Trey's teammate Jacob Stoneburner will also be visiting is even more exciting news for Bearcat fans. Stoneburner has already received offers from Clemson, Iowa and Notre Dame and at 6'5 – 215 lbs is the type of receiver prospect Coach Kelly will recruit hard to place in his offensive system.
These are just two of the many members of the Class of 2008 that will visit over Saturday and Sunday. We'll have more on who will be making the trip to Cincinnati this weekend.
Trey Fairchild Video
Jacob Stoneburner Video