West Coast Recruit Talks ECU

Class of 2016's Trevounte Bobo talked with IES about the latest on his recruitment and what an ECU offer would mean for him.

Trevounte Bobo has begun his senior season at Bradshaw Christian High School (Sacramento, Ca) and is looking for his first official offer to play at the next level.

“Honestly it’s been exciting,” Bobo said. “I love going on visits, I like being on college campuses and seeing what it would be like to play on Saturday at different schools.”

While the 5-foot-9, 165-pound safety waits for his first offer he is contact without a long list of schools and has gotten to visit to some of them. Bobo has unofficially visited Cal Berkeley, San Diego State and San Jose State multiple times. Other schools that the athlete has been in contact with include Clemson, East Carolina, Maine, North Carolina Central, South Carolina, South Florida and Tennessee.

Don’t let his California location fool you, Bobo expressed heavily that location of the school wouldn’t play a huge factor in his recruiting process. For ECU it may even help, Bobo has lived in South Carolina and still has family that resides in South Carolina.

The defensive back has even had the chance to soak in an ECU game last season when he unofficially visited the Greenville campus for the first game of the year, when the Pirates defeated North Carolina Central.

“I really enjoy watching their offense, it’s just so fun to watch,” Bobo explained. “I was actually at the ECU, North Carolina Central game last year. It was an unofficial visit, it was exciting the crowd was going crazy.”

With a fast style of play the defensive back does more than just act as the last line of defense for Bradshaw Christian. Bobo plays on both sides of special teams and has already returned a kick-off for a touchdown this year. Bobo said he just likes making plays for his team and he feels like his game would fit in perfectly from what he saw from the Pirates.

“I like how they switch it up, between both man and zone,” Bobo explained. “I remember seeing their corners on the island just playing man and I like playing man. I don’t think any receivers that I’ve met so far can beat me.”

With a long waiting process for his first official offer Bobo explained just how much an offer from ECU would mean to him.

“Honestly it would mean a lot,” Bobo said. “I have family back there that’s never even seen me play football before. I just like the east coast and the south a lot more than I like it out here on the west coast. I just really like something about the south, it’s really fun.”

As the senior begins to narrow his list down to the top few schools he says he wants to revisit some of the schools, including ECU, but will have to wait until the season ends as the distance to some of the school’s requires more than just a quick trip. Bobo has used these factors to help him narrow his list down.

“I want to start playing as early and quickly as possible,” Bobo said. “I want a nice educational school, I want to stay all four years and for my family to be able to come see. My family is really big part of why I’m playing football and why I want to play college football.

Bobo hopes to have a decision made by this December or January after he is able to fully take in his recruiting process, take the extra visits and have time to think through all of his options.

“It’s a blessing and a true honor,” Bobo explained. “It’s just a blessing, that’s really it. I know there’s a lot of kids who want to play college football and I’m just blessed to have the opportunity.”

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