Kilgore Overcomes Obstacles

After making an early pledge to Michigan State, Cincinnati (Ohio) St. Xavier wide receiver Trey Kilgore looked to have a big senior season as a fulltime receiver. However, much like his future team Kilgore has learned nothing is promised and obstacles can arise at any time.

Missing his team's first seven games was not the plan Cincinnati (Ohio) St. Xavier wide receiver Trey Kilgore had for his senior season. However, Kilgore learned from the set back and pushed to finish strong.

"It definitely wasn't something I planned on happening," said Kilgore. "Things happen for a reason and I worked through it. Luckily I was able to get the games in that I did this year but it was sad our season came to an end so soon against Colerain."

Despite the missed games the Spartans did catch Kilgore on the field this fall.

"Coach (Terrence) Samuel came during our senior night," said Kilgore. "The weather was horrible and we only threw the ball maybe twenty times if that. But I got a couple of catches in before he had to leave at halftime because he had a game at Wisconsin the next day."

While a date has not been set, Kilgore is putting the final touches on his upcoming official visit.

"My dad and I were just talking about my official visit," said Kilgore. "I think I'm going to go up there in January. I know I'm going up next weekend for the final home game against Northwestern and then back in January."

Throughout the season Kilgore has watched his future teammates and taken note of possible chances to compete early in his career.

"Watching the games have encouraged me," said Kilgore. "If I can't watch the game I'll record it and watch it later. The team had a couple of heartbreaking losses and the receivers have made some mistakes, but everyone makes mistakes.

"But it gives me some hope that I can come in and compete early. That is why I decided not to play basketball this year so I can start hitting the weight room more, run some routes and also run some indoor track. That way I don't come in too much behind everyone up there."

For the season Kilgore played in four games with 12 receptions for 76 yards and two touchdowns. A big difference from his junior season where he pulled down 42 balls for 378 yards and three touchdowns while splitting time between quarterback and receiver.

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