Trinity back hearing from three

After receiving All-District and All-State honors as a junior, Derek Bishop is poised to be one of the top backs in Kentucky.

After receiving All-District and All-State honors as a junior, Derek Bishop is poised to be one of the top backs in Kentucky.

Traditionally, Trinity is one of the top football programs in the state of Kentucky. 2011 should be no different as the Shamrocks sport one of the most talented rosters in the state, including running back Derek Bishop. Trinity had a rough season, but still managed to make it to the state title game. But Bishop is ready to move on to next season.

"As a team, we are only looking back on last season as a learning experience and to be more prepared for this season," said Bishop. For his efforts, Bishop was named First Team All-District and All-State Honorable Mention after his 249 carry, 1572 yard and 17 touchdown season. The 5-foot-9, 185 running back averaged 6.3 yards per carry and 121 yards per came.

Hard running isn't a problem for Bishop, even with his size. "My main strengths are yards after contact, finding the hole and exploding through it, and catching," he said. "The main thing I want to work on is blocking," he continued.

While he holds no offers, he does have the attention of Boston College, Cincinnati and Morehead State. He hasn't taken any visits to this point, but he will be visiting Cincinnati for a camp this month.

Bishop will take his time on his decision and will set no time frame at this point. "I'm not sure (when I want to decide) right now, but when the time comes, I'll be ready to make a decision," he said. "I'm looking for academics, sports and the overall atmosphere of the school," Bishop finished.


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