Certainly that has limited Trey Schuman's exposure, but the defensive lineman from Burleson (Texas) High has still managed to pick up four offers.
“In the early stages, it was a lot harder for coaches to reach me but I was never a kid that went to a lot of camps,” said Schuman. “If the college wants me, they want me. That is how I looked at it. I don't have any regrets. I like the way I have gone about it, and it has been a fun experience.”
Colorado, Air Force, Colgate and New Mexico are the colleges that have extended an offer to Shuman. He has not had a chance to visit any of them yet, but he plans to go out to Boulder to watch a Colorado game early during the season.
“I want to see guys that want to win,” Schuman said when asked what he will be looking at when he visits the Buffaloes. “I know they have had troubles in the past with having guys who aren't dedicated to the team as much as they wanted but now the coaching staff has all of their recruits in there.
“Colorado's coaches really believe this upcoming season should be a good one for them. They have switched up their recruiting and are recruiting Texas more now. I just want to go out there and see a cohesive unit, and I want to see the facilities, and just see what it is like overall.”
Schuman said he definitely plans to visit some colleges before making a commitment. He wants to be an Anesthesiologist so academics will play a big role in his decision.
In-between taking classes at Hill College, a local community college, Schuman has added substantial size to his 6-foot-3 frame this summer.
“I wanted to get more muscle mass because last season I got pushed around a little bit more than I liked being at 240-pounds,” he said. “So I got myself up to a healthy 270 where I didn't lose any speed.”
A first-team all-district and all-county selection as a junior, Schuman aspires to be his district's defensive MVP this fall. Burleson has a new defensive coordinator and as a result, Schuman expects to play more vertical as a playmaker during his senior campaign. He prides himself on his quickness off the ball.
“I definitely have a sixth-sense when it comes to reading plays, knowing where the play is going,” he said.