Michigan bound Trent shines for OL St. Mary

Morgan Trent can't wait until the time he comes to the University of Michigan campus as a wide receiver.

But for now, the senior wide-receiver free safety is concentating on trying to help his Orchard Lake St. Mary's football team be a state playoff contender this year.

The 6-foot-2, 190-pound Eaglet standout had an interception return for a touchdown in Saturday's 21-0 win over Harper Woods Notre Dame to start the regular season at the Pontiac Silverdome.

"We played all right," Trent said. "We're working out some kinks. We did all right for our first game."

Trent is hoping to help St. Mary forget about a whacky season last year when the Eaglets defeated top-ranked Utica Eisenhower in the season opener and upset eventual Division I champion Redford Catholic Central. But they ended up 3-6 and missed the playoffs.

"We want to prove that last year was an offseason for us," Trent said. "We have a lot of kids back for this year's team."

Trent said his team came out against Harper Woods Notre Dame ready to get off to a strong start.

"You have to get prepared and be ready. It's your first game," he said. "We have high hopes for this year

"We're going to be a very good team. Last year was an amazing season. We lost our games by seven points or less."

On his interception, Trent was in the right place at the right time. "I try to play the ball," he said. "I should have had two more picks, really."

This marks Trent's fourth year on the varsity.

"Being a senior, I've improved," he said. "You have to be a leader." Michigan's football program was an easy choice for Trent.

"I'll see what I can do this year and get ready for next season. Michigan is a good school athletically and academically. I went to their camp last year and I know the coaches."

Trent is looking forward to his days as a wide receiver at Michigan.

"The coaches are great at Michigan," he said. "I'll get better. I want to do whatever I can."

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