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Trey Stross is a big, fast wide receiver/safety who helped lead Avon Lake HS to the Ohio Division II championship last season. He racked up over 700 yards receiving and caught 9 touchdown passes as a junior. Trey is also a good punter, averaging about 43 yards per punt. Stross is attracting plenty of interest from major football schools.
Right now he is in the middle of track season, though, and conference championships will keep him from this week's Nike Camp at Penn State. Stross participates in six events, including the 4X100 relay, the 4X200 relay, the 200, the 400 and the high jump and the long jump. His times are around 22.2 in the 200 and 50.2 in the 400.
What position is he being recruited for?
"It's hard. Maryland, they kind of want me to play both and they said it's possible I could even be a punter there. They said I could probably be a Kordell Stewart. The coach recruiting me wants me to play free safety, but the other coach says it would be a shame not to have me on the offensive side."
Does Trey have any offers yet?
"I have a couple MAC school ones. Miami of Ohio, Toledo, Bowling Green, and Kent State. I have Maryland, Iowa and Boston College. Those are my three top schools. Boston College, I'm going there June 3rd to view the campus and meet the whole coaching staff. Maryland offered and they'll be coming May 22nd."
We asked Trey if he was interested in any other teams?
"I'm also interested in Ohio State. They're coming to visit me May 17. I've been talking a lot with Michigan State and West Virginia. The Pitt coach seems to like my size. I've got talked to by every ACC school except for Wake Forest."
Stross told us he has already visited Maryland, Ohio State, Penn State and West Virginia. We asked him about the circumstances of his Penn State visit.
"I kind of grew up at Penn State. My grandma's parents lived there and I used to go there every other month to visit. I pretty much have it memorized. Last year I went to the Blue and White game. I attended four basketball camps there, one football camp, one track camp."
Has Penn State shown serious interest?
"I sent tapes there and they gave me letters. I don't how important letters are. They're just the ones that were like saying how they did in the NFL draft. I don't really think it's that serious. But that's alright."
Would he like to hear more from Penn State?
"Yeah, I think so. Ever since I was a child, I thought, man, if I could ever play for Penn State I would sign with them. That was kind of bad thinking, because I liked Maryland really as much after I visited them and got to talk with some of the players and the campus, they're under a lot of construction, so they're getting a lot bigger. Boston College, I saw pictures. It looks pretty nice too. Iowa wants me to come down for a senior camp. I've got to plan everything out this summer."
Was he at Maryland for junior day?
"Yeah. That's the spring game. I walked around. It was very busy. I went to West Virginia right after that. I missed two days of school. Then I went up to Cincinnati. I drove by there. I didn't really stop. Cincinnati's another school that's been looking at me. Oklahoma, North Carolina. I've gotten letters from a lot of schools."
Trey continued, "I need to go to a camp this summer. I'm thinking of going to at least 4 senior day camps, just for days. I know Iowa is probably going to be a set one. And Maryland and Boston College. And I have to think about a fourth or fifth one."
Who are his leaders?
"My top five? I'd have to go with Maryland, Boston College, Iowa, Ohio State. The fifth one, I'd have to go with Kentucky. They've been sending me a lot of stuff and they're a passing school. It (the 5th team in his top 5) is either between Kentucky or West Virginia."