Kilgore Gives The Latest

After a season that saw Trey Kilgore miss games coming off an injury the Cincinnati (OH) St. Xavier wide receiver is 100 percent healthy and getting ready for an in-home visit and his official visit to Michigan State. Kilgore updates Spartan Digest on the latest.

Expectations were high for Cincinnati (Ohio) St. Xavier wide receiver Trey Kilgore prior to his senior season. However, an injury sidelined the 6-foot-2, 180-pound receiver before his season ever got started.

How are things going now?

"I'm 100 percent so I'm doing pretty good," said Kilgore. "I quit basketball so I could just workout in the weight room. Then I'm going to run track just to keep up with everything."

Last week Kilgore received a visit from his recruiting coach Harlon Barnett and is looking forward to a visit from Spartans head coach Mark Dantonio.

"Coach Barnett visited me last week and we got a chance to sit down and talk for awhile," said Kilgore. We talked about next year and everything I'll have to do to have a chance. He said everybody gets a chance and he was trying to build up my confidence. I was also able to sit down and ask any questions I might have. So the meeting went great."

When does Kilgore expect Coach Dantonio?

"Coach D said he'll be up soon to visit me," said Kilgore. "I'll be taking my official visit up there on January 18th and I'm so excited and can't wait to leave and move on to bigger and better things.

"I've enjoyed my experience in high school and I'm just excited to get up to Michigan State and get started with football and the whole part about it. "

Now Kilgore can't believe how close he is to putting his name on a letter of intent having worried about getting his chance to be a scholarship athlete.

"That was the biggest thing I was worried about," said Kilgore. "I was worried about what I was going to do about the whole college situation. My coach (Steve Specht) always laughs at me when we talk about this. He always brings up the story of how I was in his office constantly asking him what I needed to do or if I needed to commit or do I wait. I was always asking about how this process worked and he would just calm me down as I would get so impatient and worry about everything. So when Michigan State offered me I went up there and visited and took the offer. That was such a relief and I was really happy about everything."

This past weekend Kilgore heard about future teammate Shane Jones winning a state championship. But don't judge Kilgore if he's a little upset with his future teammate.

"As soon as I heard about them winning state I sent him a text," said Kilgore. "But to be honest there were mixed emotions going through my head and at first I was mad because I wished it was us.

"Every team wished that is them at the end of the year. But Moeller is our biggest rival and that was the main thing. I was happy as they are from the GCL South and they represented our league and kind of gave our league some shine. But I sent him a text congratulating them as they deserve it and I'm real proud of them because every team wished to end the year like that and they got that chance."

Despite the mixed feelings Kilgore and Jones have built a great relationship.

We talk all the time and are both very excited about getting to Michigan State," said Kilgore. "In fact he's going to be my roommate next year so we're very excited and have talked about it since the day we both committed."

Spartan Digest will check in with Kilgore following his visit from Spartans head coach Mark Dantonio in the coming days.

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