As most have witnessed this past season, Kentucky needs help in the defensive back field and the coaching staff is trying to answer that by recruiting some of the top flight players around the nation. So far football recruiting has gone well for the 2014 class with Kentucky having verbal commitments from several athletes. Players like Mike Edwards, Darius West and Jared Tucker are all seemingly solid commits and the coaching staff just picked up A.J. Stamps, a junior college player from East Mississippi Community College. The coaching staff isn’t quite done yet, as they are still actively recruiting athlete, Marshon Lattimore and defensive back, Eric Smith from Glenville High School in Cleveland, Ohio.
The 2015 football recruiting class will be no different. The Kentucky coaching staff will again be targeting some the the top defensive backs around the nation. One such player is Trevon Story. Trevon is a 5′ 8″ 162lb. DB from Cleveland, Ohio. Again, a Glenville High School product. Earlier in the year, Trevon and several other Glenville athletes took a tour around the country and that trip found it’s way to Kentucky. The visit did wonders for Kentucky as all of the players interest seemed to rise and may even produce a commit or two. We all know the story on Marcelys Jones who is currently committed to Ohio State but has been rumored to flip to Kentucky. Marcelys is a Glenville kid and was one of the several that visited.
Currently, Trevon is listed as an athlete and he plays a lot of offense for his team but he also plays in nickel packages for the defense. I would love to see him in the defensive back field but that call will be up to the coaching staff. For now, I will consider him a DB. Trevon seemed to really enjoy his time at Kentucky and here’s what he had to say about the coaching staff and the offer;
“They said I was real fast and they like my style,” Story said. “I got to see the facilities, the practice field and their weight room while I was there. I thought it was all real nice. They said they’re putting a lot of money into the facilities.”
He was told about Eric Korem and his high performance program and here’s what Trevon had to say;
“They talked about him and that was really impressive,” he said. “I also talked to coach (Vince) Marrow. He’s a real cool dude. I talked to coach Stoops and the defensive backs coach (Derrick Ansley) too. They’re all real dudes. They talk about some real stuff. I think they’re proven, too.
It’s way to early to speculate where Trevon will play college football but Kentucky has made an impression and I would expect them to be one of his favorite’s. Check out Trevon’s highlights below.