At 6-foot-1, 225-pounds, Trey Granier has the size to back up his impressive game – a good reason why college coaches often inquired about his talents just as often as Reed and Robinson.
“I never had a Division I recruit until Trovon,” said Thibodaux head coach Dennis Lorio. “Then Greg kind of came out of nowhere once we moved him to offensive line. Now we have Trey, and he’s got it all, from the measurables to the 3.75 GPA. Coaches really love him.”
Though written scholarship offers can no longer be faxed over to prospects during September of their junior season, coaches are still allowed to extend a verbal overture.
On Monday, LSU became the first team to do just that.
“Coach Lorio told me pretty early on (Wednesday), and I was definitely happy because LSU was my first offer, and it’s from the hometown team,” Granier said. “I’m not going to try and hide it, it’s something I am pretty excited about.”
While Granier wasn’t hesitant to share the excitement over his first college scholarship offer, his focus on THS - two games into the high school football calendar - is evidently paramount.
“I really need to spend these next two months focused on my football team, and from there I can worry about college programs and what other schools I should get a look at,” he said. “We dropped one against Destrehan last Friday and now we have Dutchtown this weekend.
“Getting the LSU offer is great, but that doesn’t mean I can take my eyes off of what still needs to happen on the field.”
The hands-off approach to the recruiting game doesn’t surprise Lorio.
“Being a strong student and leader are Trey’s priorities,” Lorio said. “His dad played at Nicholls State and is now the principal at Ellender High, and he has drilled that into him. I can say that last season was the first time that I can recall a sophomore being the leader – emotionally and spiritually – of the entire defense. Trey has it all together.”
Though Granier was not able to make it to LSU’s July camp session, plans are being made for the state’s top linebacker prospect to trek up the road to Baton Rouge in the near future.
“I am trying my best to get to a home game at some point,” Granier said. “We go to school and play ball Monday through Friday, then on Saturday we have to be in film sessions with the coaches. I would need to get over there for a night game, because it would have to happen after I handled all of my stuff with the team. It will probably be later in the season, but I’m going to make it happen.”