With high school football now more than a month into its season, college coaches from around the country are getting a fresh look at the senior class and discover some that have pique their interest even more.
Glasgow, Ky., running Marquez Trigg, who rushed for over 1,600 yards with 26 touchdowns as a junior, has continued his strong play this season and in the process has kept the attention of the University of Louisville coaching staff.
The 6-foot, 200-pound prospect has been among the Bluegrass State's best running backs since he started carrying the ball for Glasgow. He has already rushed for over 500 yards and 10 touchdowns this season. He reached a significant milestone his last time out, eclipsing the 4,000-yard career mark.
“It feels good,” he said, then quickly crediting his teammates. “I've had some really good lineman during my years in high school.”
The Cardinals hosted Trigg on an unofficial visit in February and remained in contact, but a strong recruiting effort by Western Kentucky landed his commitment in June. He also held a scholarship offer from Indiana State and was drawing interest from Kentucky and others in the region prior to his decision.
“Louisville is trying to jump back in there, but other than that not really anyone else,” Trigg told Cardinal Authority, adding that he remains solid with the Toppers. “I'm still very committed to Western and my decision.”
U of L has recently invited Trigg for an unofficial visit during a home game and following a discussion with a Cardinals assistant on Sunday evening he's considering a trip in October.
“I'm thinking about coming up for the N.C. State game,” he said.
Trigg's focus right now is with his team and their attempt to reach the state playoffs.
“We're doing pretty good so far, but there are still some things we can improve,” he explained. “We are pretty young, so we are still getting better.”