It's been a busy winter for Trev Hadachek. In addition to being a key member of the Union High basketball team, he's been trying to get noticed for his football talents.
Hadachek was the only player from the state of Iowa to participate in the National Underclassmen Combine in San Antonio last month.
"It was a great experience," the Class of 2013 product from LaPorte City said. "There were a lot of really good guys there and it was cool to compete against some of the best guys in the nation. It's definitely something I'll never forget. That's for sure."
On Feb. 5, Hadachek attended Iowa's junior day.
"It was good," he said. "It was nice seeing all the facilities and stuff. It was great to talk to all the coaches. I talked to Coach (Reese) Morgan quite a bit. It was a good experience for me."
Although he has not yet been extended a scholarship offer, the 5-foot-11, 170-pound Hadachek also is receiving interest from Iowa State, Purdue, Wisconsin and Northern Illinois. He hopes to visit all of those schools this spring.
Hadachek also plans to accept invitations to the National Underclassmen Combine in Westmont, Ill. and The Team First/Midwest Elite 150 Challenge with teammate Jay Scheel at the University of Illinois this spring.
Hadachek played quarterback last year before a shoulder injury forced him to wide receiver, where he chose to work out at the combine in Texas. Iowa put him with the defensive backs at junior day.
"I think that it really just depends on the school," said Hadachek, who likely will play running back at Union this fall. "Northern Illinois, I'm not really sure where I sit with those guys. At Iowa State, Coach (Bob) Elliott liked me a lot. He left and went to Notre Dame, though. So, I'm not sure where they want me at now. When I went to their camp, they put me at both positions."
Versatility is one of the reasons Iowa has shown interest in Hadachek.
"I think they said they like that I can play a couple of positions," he said. "They like athletes. I think that intrigues them about me."
Hadachek has been sending highlight tapes to colleges. He also hopes that his trip to San Antonio can bring him more attention.
"You always wish you could have done better, but I was OK with my times and everything like that," he said. "We didn't get to do too many reps of one-on-ones because there were a lot of people. I felt like I made the most of my opportunity."