Trinko reflects on camp visits

Oak Creek lineman made trips to Wisconsin and Iowa

In a telephone interview that occurred in late June, Matt Trinko, a 6-foot-8, 305-pound class of 2006 offensive tackle prospect at Oak Creek (Wis.) High School, discussed the summer football camps he attended at the University of Wisconsin and Iowa.

"It was good," Trinko said of the Wisconsin camp. "We did like offensive line, like run block drills and pass blocking drills. And did 1-on-1 with the defensive line."

Trinko attended the Badgers' camp with fellow Oak Creek senior-to-be Josh Herman, a 6-3, 250-pound tight end.

"I went with my friend Josh Herman," Trinko said. "And I knew Jason Jankowski from Arrowhead because we go to speed camp together with Ted Layne."

Regarding his camp trip to Iowa City, Trinko said:

"It wasn't bad. It was like a quick camp. Basically we did a few drills. We didn't have much time. And then I played a little offensive linemen with the defensive linemen, like a pickup game thing. That was kind of fun… It was kind of funny watching some of those bigger guys running around."

During the May evaluation period, Trinko received phone calls from Minnesota, Illinois, Wisconsin, Northwestern, Ball State and a few other schools. At the time of his latest interview with Trinko had not yet received a scholarship offer.

What schools had been showing the most interest?

"I've been getting a lot of stuff from Ball State and Madison still," Trinko said. "Just with the same ones as before really but I haven't gotten a lot more from any of them because like during the school (year) it was a lot more activity."

Back in April, Trinko said that he favored Wisconsin, Iowa and Tennessee. Was that still the case in June?

"I'm not really sure right now," he said. "I think that those three are still up there. There might be a couple other ones. I want to go check them out still. And I don't know which ones I'm going to do that (with) yet though."

Trinko said he did not plan on attending any more football camps, other than Oak Creek's team camp, and that he was not sure whether or not he would make any unofficial visits until the school year begins.

"I don't know how much I'm going to do this summer, but maybe next year go to see some MAC conference schools and other Big Ten schools maybe," Trinko said.

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