Trey McBride spoke in-depth with four Colorado coaches, including head coach Mike MacIntyre, during his first recruiting trip to Boulder. And during his second unofficial visit on March 17, his parents accompanied him.
“They let me know they want me as a tight end and they are probably only going to take one, maybe two, tight ends,” McBride said of Colorado. “They are not pressuring me to do anything but they wanted me to know that and they wanted to find out more about me.
“I toured the campus a little bit, saw some of the dorms and got to sit down with all of the coaches and talk with them one-on-one. It was great for the coaches to meet my parents. [Tight ends] coach [Gary] Bernardi has been coaching for 37 years so he knows a lot.”
McBride has also received an offer from Cal, Colorado State, Navy, Northern Colorado and Wyoming. He will be taking a trip to Fort Collins next weekend, where his older brother Toby McBride starred as a true freshman for the Rams in 2016.
“I just want to get more of a feel for them, sit down with [head] coach [Mike] Bobo because I haven't really done that yet,” McBride said of his upcoming visit. “I am going to watch a practice so that should be interesting as well. I am not really expecting anything in particular.”
McBride is also interested in taking a trip to Cal before making his college decision, but he does not have anything lined up with the Bears yet.
“We are just going to see how the schedule works and we'll see if we can plan something else out,” he said. “I am just going with the flow, I don't have a set time for deciding, but I definitely don't want to wait too long.
“I don't want some of these schools to stop recruiting me if they get that tight end or something else happens. I am definitely going to commit before football starts up and I am honestly hoping to do it before too long. I kind of want to get it over with, but I definitely don't have a set date for it. We'll just see how it ends up.”
Is there any pressure for Trey to follow his brother to Colorado State?
“No, he is not pushing for me to go to Fort Collins even though I am sure he would like for me to go play with him,” the younger McBride said. “He just wants what is best for me, whether that is going to CSU or any other school. He is kind of in it for me, not what is best for him.”
Up to 6-foot-4, 235-pounds this off-season, McBride plays both ways for Fort Morgan and is listed as an outside linebacker recruit on Scout. He admits he would prefer to play tight end in college.
“A lot of schools are giving me the option of what I'd like to play,” McBride said. “I really enjoy catching the ball, and scoring touchdowns is really fun. I have big hands so I can catch the ball and make plays.”