Junior Profile - Kyle Trew

Kyle Trew is a 6-2, 215-pound running back/safety prospect from Edmonds (Wash.) Edmonds-Woodway, and Trew has a bit of a dilemma on his hands. On one hand is a love for a certain side of the ball. On the other hand is his understanding that if he wants to take his game to the highest levels possible, he may have to make sacrifices.

"I like scoring touchdowns," Trew told Dawgman.com. "Offense is what I like." Not only does Kyle talk the talk, but he walks the walk, scoring 17 times for Edmonds-Woodway last year. He ran for 1527 yards, leading to All-WesCo honors on offense.

But running back is only half of Trew's game, as he also earned All-WesCo honors on defense as well. "I think my size and speed give me an advantage," he said when asked what separates himself from other players on the field. "I'm usually one of the bigger guys on the field and I can usually catch anybody. I think I make good reads and have good instincts. I know when I can make the big hit or whether to just wrap up and make the sure tackle."

And on offense? "I can read the holes," he said. "I know when to juke, when to cut, when to turn it on."

In college, he'll have to make a choice. "I think I'll play safety in college but I'm going to be playing some linebacker this year too," said Trew. "I guess it really depends on how big I want to go. If I go to a bigger college, I think I'll play defense."

Either way, Kyle has the physical tools to do damage no matter where he ends up. He's currently running a 4.56 40, benches 270 pounds, power cleans 305 and squats 360.

Trew will be a senior captain in the fall, so it's no surprise he takes the reins when the going gets tough. "I'm a pretty quiet guy normally," he said. "I like to lead by example. But there will be key moments when we need to get pumped up. Somebody's got to do it, so I do."

With all of the Edmonds-Woodway players, they'll be playing with a bit of a chip on their shoulders. They've got something to prove. "We were one game short of making the playoffs," he said. "Last year was the same. It's like a wall we need to get past. We should have been able to get there last year but we had some mental errors."

Colleges have been watching Trew do his thing on the gridiron, as shown by the amount of early interest he's been receiving. "I've already gotten letters from Washington, Oregon, Texas, OSU, Arizona, Stanford and UCLA," Kyle said. He has no offers so far.

He has been proactive in the recruiting process already, going to Washington to check out their Junior Day. "I got a chance to meet Coach Neuheisel and Coach Gilbertson, the coach that recruits in my area," Trew said. "He (Gilby) was pretty cool. He seemed down to earth."

As you would expect with a born-and-bred Washingtonian, Kyle has his eyes on the Dawgs. "I already knew a lot about Washington," he said. "I've lived in the area my whole life. I watch them all the time on TV. All my friends think U-Dub is the best. They are definitely one of my top choices."

Trew also mentioned UCLA and Texas as other schools he wants to check out.

Does he already know how he wants to pursue things? "I'm the kind of person that wants to know, but I do think I want to take trips," said Kyle. "I would like to see if they can change my mind, to see if they can give me something that hits home."

Edmonds-Woodway's team camp is at Eastern Washington. "I'm also planning on going to the Washington team camp and the camp at Oregon, the Nike one," he said.

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