Pettis Drawing Lots Of Attention

Offensive lineman Trey Pettis of Deland High School (Fla.) has been receiving a lot of recruiting attention, and as soon as September 1 arrived, the scholarship offers started rolling in. The junior has been hearing from Notre Dame and his interest in the Irish is high.

Trey Pettis (6-foot-5, 280-pounds) knows he's going to play college football, but at this time it's just a question of where. Notre Dame appears that they are very interested in Trey, but they've yet to extend him a scholarship offer.

"I talked to coach Alford and coach Verducci and they said that they are very interested in me," Pettis responded when asked about his contact with the Notre Dame coaches. "They said that they're just waiting on coach Weis to watch my film before they offer me a scholarship. I recently talked to Coach Alford and he said something like, ‘I'm his guy when it comes to offering', so I guess that status is very high or good. They both said they wanted me there.

"I'm very interested in Notre Dame. I'd love to go there and play for the Irish. It's a dream come true just to even play college football, but to play at Notre Dame would be very special to me."

Pettis is a huge college football fan, so he's familiar with Notre Dame's tradition. This summer Trey took a visit to South Bend to get a close-up look.

"When I was up there, they all treated me very nice, very respectful," Pettis explained. "They were all glad I was up there. Everybody knew my name when I left, so that was very special to me. I loved the campus. I love how everything is compact and close together so you can get from point ‘A' to point ‘B' very easily. It's a good environment, and a good situation all the way around."

While Notre Dame hasn't stepped up with an offer yet, Pettis has received offers from Texas Tech, USF, Old Miss, FIU, Illinois, Miami, Georgia, South Carolina, and Crimson. Those scholarship offers a due in large part to Trey's willingness to go out a show coaches what he is capable of doing against top competition.

"I went and camped all summer," Pettis said. "I went to the Clemson camp, South Carolina, Texas Tech, Illinois, Florida State, and ‘Saturday Night Lights' at Florida.

"I thought it was a good way to get my name out there and show that I can compete with the best of them. I think I'm a pretty well balanced type of player. I don't think I pass block better than I run block or vice-versa. I like to pass block and do that, but I also like to run block and root people out. I think I'm pretty well balanced."


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