Ron West Visits Trevor Rees

Clemson offensive line coach Ron West visited Trevor Rees in Pearland, Texas Sunday night. Details on that, and Trevor's last game as a Pearland Oiler are contained in this report. Rees is unquestionably the top prospect at center for the Tigers in 2003.

The Pearland Oilers saw their season come to an end this past weekend in a 17-6 loss to Hastings in the Class 5A State Playoffs in Texas. Trevor started in 39 varsity games during his high school career and he finished with a record of 31-8.

"The score was 7-6 going into the fourth quarter when Hastings received a fortuitous bounce on their own fumble and recovered it in the endzone for a touchdown," said Rees' mother, Keli Wall Monday.

Rees, who has already set visits to Northwestern this weekend and to Clemson on January 10th, got a visit from Clemson offensive line coach Ron West yesterday.

"Coach West came to see Trevor yesterday and we had a very nice visit. He made a point to visit Trevor first and he mentioned that he wanted Trevor to know how important he thought he could be to the program," said Wall.

"Coach West provided a great deal of information about Clemson, particularly academics and the football program. He also wanted Trevor to know that he thought he was an impact player who could make a difference in the program immediately," added Wall.

Rice, Northwestern, and Clemson appear to be the front-runners for the senior center, but Rees is still a long way from a making a decision.
"Trevor really likes all three schools and needs to visit them to get a feel for how he would fit into the program, with the players and at the university. Whatever choice he makes, he can't go wrong. All three are terrific schools."

The Clemson coaching staff has already indicated that they feel like Rees is the top center prospect in the country, and that certainly was confirmed by Ron West's visit to Pearland, Texas just yesterday.

Rees has anchored the line for Pearland for the last three years, and interestingly enough, he won't have much to learn once he gets to Clemson simply because he's been in the spread offense now for three full seasons.

Simply put, that means he won't have to learn how to snap the ball in the shotgun, and then pull immediately. He also has called all of the protection schemes for the offensive line, so he knows how to read defenses and he can continue to build on that at the next level.

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