As the Tigers continually try to improve their talent on the offensive line, the recruiting process extends farther and farther across the country.
As a junior, Trevor Rees was named first team all-district and was also voted as his team's captain.
The big fella certainly likes what he sees of Clemson so far, and considering his team runs the exact same offense as the Tigers, you can begin to understand why the coaching staff has already taken a liking to him.
Today, we bring you the latest on big offensive lineman Trevor Rees, an outstanding Center prospect out of Pearland, Texas.
What are your latest vital stats?
WT: 273 lbs
BENCH: 335 lbs
40: 4.84 (timed at Clemson)
What schools are currently recruiting you the hardest?
Clemson, Kansas, Northwestern, and Pitt
Any scholarship offers yet?
Pitt just offered the day I actually left for Clemson, and then I got an offer from Clemson at their camp. Kansas hasn't yet, and my coach seems to think that once I go up to Northwestern's camp later this summer that they'll offer too.
Tell us a little bit about going up to Clemson for camp last week. How did it go?
I thought it went real well. Most of the guys there were from North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia, but there was me from Texas, and I think maybe one other guy. They had a lot of good talent there, and if they were to land the guys that were there, they'll be pretty good.
Coach West showed us around while we were there. We got to see Vickery Hall, the rest of the campus- including the football stadium, and we also took in a baseball game. It went really well.
Has Coach West been your main contact from Clemson?
Yes, he's been the only one mainly. He's been in touch a lot. I talked to coach Bowden at camp for about a good 15-20 minutes or so about my scholarship offer. That went well.
How did the coaching staff find out about you?
Clemson's staff knows our staff (at Pearland HS) really well. We run the same kind of offense (fast paced, no-huddle) as Clemson and our coaching staff went up there last year for about a week or so I think.
I think they all know each other from when the Clemson coaches were at Tulane.
What other camps are you going to this summer?
Well, I'm going up Northwestern and and I told one of my friends that I'd go up TCU with him later on. I'll also check out Rice- although that's not really a camp.
Who would be your current top 5?
Well right now, Clemson, Northwestern, Pitt, Kansas- they are all recruiting me the hardest. Right now, Clemson is it- but I plan on taking all my visits and seeing what else is out there. They've shown the most interest so far this offseason.
Did your family go with you to Clemson?
Yeah, my mom went and we went to the baseball game.
How did she like it?
I think she liked it alot. There are a lot of trees up there and being from Texas we aren't used to it, but she like it alot.
Would distance be a factor in recruiting for you?
Not really, it won't be a problem. Whoever looks the best is who I'll go with. Clemson is it so far.
We will continue to follow his progress as the season approaches. We'd like to conclude by thanking Trevor for taking time out of his schedule to talk with us.
Q & A with OL Trevor Rees
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