Best lineman in Colorado?

The only thing missing from the Trevor Wikre story is for him to be playing for a powerhouse school. His team finished 8-3 last year after a first round loss in the playoffs. Granted the record was a lot better than the year before and Trevor caught a lot of people's attention last year. Trevor's fire though has him aiming for more in 2004.

Berthoud (CO) High School is just south of Loveland and there you may find the best offensive lineman in the state. Trevor Wikre (pronounced Wick-Ree) is a 6-foot-3 and 265 pound offensive guard the benches 405 pounds and squats 475 pounds. Trevor also can run the 40-yard dash in 5.2 seconds.

Last year his team didn't keep stats, but he was told on an average that he had 3 pancakes a game. He also only allowed one sack and that was maybe even questionable in his mind.

Given his efforts on the field Trevor walked away with All-Conference Tri Valley and Honorable Mention All-State honors last season. Given his performances on the field some of the elite schools of the college football world have been writing Trevor.

"I get letters from Colorado, Colorado State, Michigan, Washington State, Boise State and Kansas the most," Wikre said. "I have been getting emails from Michigan and they want me to come up for a camp."

Given the teams that he has sending him mail he really hasn't settled on a list of favorites yet. One thing is for sure though and that is that if he has a choice of going far away to school or staying close, he is looking to stay close to home.

"I'd like to stay closer to home because of family. I am going to look at the education when I make my decision. I want to major in education or in law. Then I'll look at the football team and the campus."

This summer promises to be a busy one for Trevor as he has team camp and individual camp plans.

"Our football team is going to Wyoming for the team camp there. I am going to go to the camps at Colorado and Colorado State too. I might go to a camp at Northern Colorado and I may go to Michigan."

The goals for the fall are fueled by the hard work that is placed on the summer. Wikre wants a state title and being a captain last year his one job this summer was to get everyone in the weight room and to work hard.

"I want everyone to get bigger and better. For me personally my goal is to be the best lineman out of everyone we play and in the state."

One school that Wikre obviously had an interest in, but has yet to hear from them is Nebraska. "We just sent them film actually. I got on their Internet site. They said that they will be evaluating my film and getting back to me."

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