Trevor Releford grew up loving the game of basketball, but since putting on the pads and joining Bishop Miege High School's football team he has stood out as an outstanding defensive back.
The 5 foot 11 inch, 170 pound junior from Shawnee Mission, Kansas has proven that basketball is not the only game in which he excels. "I'm starting to get a feel back for football since last year was my first year back," Releford said. "I had stopped playing after my eighth grade year, but now I'm back."
Even though last season was his first season playing football in high school, Trevor was still able to earn second team all-conference honors with Bishop Miege.
While speaking with InsideMizzou.com, Releford did show some interest in Missouri. "The basketball team, they're really good," he began. "The football team, they stand out a lot, too."
"I saw coach (Gary) Pinkel and the wide receiver coach (Andy Hill) when they came to our school for a practice," said the junior. "They haven't offered anything yet, but I have called them a couple of times and spoken to them."
Releford's junior campaign was a strong one with seven interceptions and 90 tackles, but next year he hopes to put some more points on the board. "I had one (touchdown) at the wide receiver position," Trevor reported. "I had a couple interceptions with long returns but I always got tripped up right before I scored."
Trevor admitted that he had not been to any football games however, "I did go to a couple basketball games. I went to the Oral Roberts game and another one this year."
Overall, the young defensive back from Kansas had nothing but pleasing things to say about Mizzou. "I like Missouri. It's a nice school, a nice place, Columbia."
The name Trevor Releford will definitely be tossed around the athletic offices of Division I schools this year since he is strong force on the field and the court. Even tough he has not ben given an offer from Missouri, a strong senior season could change that very quickly.
If the name sounds familiar, it should his older brother Travis plays basketball at the University of Kansas.