Fairchild Impressed By Bearcats

Sunday saw several prospects take the time to visit the University of Cincinnati. One such prospect is speed demon Trey Fairchild of Dublin Coffman High School. We get the latest on Fairchild's recruiting.

Sometimes prospects from schools with other prospects can get overshadowed during the recruiting process. This is the case of Trey Fairchild who has two of the countries top prospects on his team in Mike Adams and Jacob Stoneburner and a third in linebacker Steve Gardiner. While others might get upset with the slight, Fairchild knows where he stands with his teammates and in the recruiting process.

"We're all friends and excited for each other during this time and know things are going to workout for each of us when it's all over."

While Sunday saw two of his teammates walk away with offers from the Bearcats Trey knows he's got some things to do in showing the Bearcats staff his athletic ability. With posted times in the 4.4 range many have talked about seeing the burner run in person. This is no problem for the former quarterback who saw an injury change his fortunes and turn him into a receiver.

"I didn't get an offer, but the staff said they have serious interest and I've got serious interest in them. I really like the offensive scheme they run and feel I'd be a good fit there. But I also understand several programs want to see me in camp before making a commitment to me."

Sunday allowed Fairchild the chance to really take a deeper look at the UC program. What did he see that impressed him most?

"I'd have to say I was very impressed with the Lindner Center. The weight room is very impressive and I liked how the locker rooms looked. Everything is close together so you're not going all over the campus to get to things."

Much like his high school teammates, Fairchild is very impressed by the coaches he's dealt with and could see himself playing for Brian Kelly and his staff.

"I really like Coach Molnar and Coach Hinton. They have a lot of energy and you can see why Coach Kelly has been so successful everywhere he's coached. I really could see myself as being part of their program."

Trey was joined on his visit by his father Jerry. What did the senior Fairchild think of the things he saw at Cincinnati?

"He really liked it and liked the idea of me being only a short drive away from home. He also likes the Big East Conference because most of the teams they play are within driving distance." Also making the trip was good friend Jacob Stoneburner. What did Jacob say about UC since he's been to other programs?

"Jacob said Cincinnati was the nicest facilities he's seen. That tells me a lot considering he's been to places like Notre Dame and others."

While Cincinnati was this past weekend, more programs have been showing interest and requested visits during their Junior Days. What's ahead for the Coffman receiver?

"I've been invited to Northwestern for their Junior Day next weekend. I was to visit Michigan State a few weeks ago but my sister had a gymnastics meet and I try to support her like she supports me. So I'll have to see if I can make the Northwestern one because she has another meet."

The spring and summer will be huge for Trey Fairchild as he sets off to combines and camps looking to secure offers from Division One programs. From his film and posted times at other events I'm confident he'll be seeing his offer list grow.

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