Trevillion showcases talents in high school combine
GALLMAN – As recruits go Fred Trevillion might be the best kept secret in the state. Tuesday afternoon the Ole Brook senior looked the part of a Division One recruit at the first Miss-Lou All-American High School Football Combine, presented by KDMC Performance Center and hosted by Copiah Academy.
“I just came out here to show coaches who I am,” said Trevillion, a talented 6-foot-3, 200-pounder who impressed in one-on-one drills at receiver. “I go to Alabama camp in a few weeks and then after that, practice will start up,” at BHS, Aug. 5.
Trevillion is expected to be the starting quarterback for the Ole Brook Panthers this season after spending most of his sophomore and junior years as a wide receiver.
Nearly 200 players highlighted the combine, which tested players in a variety of ways with 40-yard dash time, cone drills, broad jump, bench press, and vertical leap.
“It was a great event and the kids loved it,” said Steve Robertson of Fox Sports and Scout.com. “It’s the first time we’ve had a combine in South Mississippi and it went great.”
North Pike’s big 6-foot-7, 290-pound offensive lineman Ethan Frith, a Florida State commit, wowed onlookers in the size category. Harrison Central’s Tito Windham blew everyone away with a 4.36 in the 40-yard dash. Windham is an Oklahoma commit.
“I wanted to post some good numbers,” said Windham, who ran a 4.31 at Oklahoma camp earlier this year. “It was a good day. The Miss-Lou All American Combine is one of the best combines I’ve been to.”
During 1-on-1 drills, Windham got a full dose of Trevillion as each traded moves to one up the other. Trevillion caught two passes on Windham as both measured the other on passing routes.
McComb product Alex Woodall, a Louisiana Tech commit, was firing passes Trevillion’s way. The 6-foot-3, 240-pound Woodall stood out among all the QB’s at the combine.
“He can throw that thing,” said Trevillion, about Woodall. “He and I went over the routes we would run. He can air it out.”
Trevillion and Mendenhall’s Julius Craft took top receiver honors at the event, with Hazlehurst’s Dedric Reese also impressing.
As for top defensive back, Windham held his own but Franklin County’s Chris Robinson wasn’t too far behind. Robinson, (5-10, 182, sr.) showcased his locked down coverage skills on Craft and Trevillion during 1-on-1 drills after topping things off with a 4.49 in the 40-yard dash.
“Its just something about those Franklin County kids,” said Robertson. “Over the years they have put out some fast and physical defensive backs in Jasper O’Quinn (Miss State), Jamie Collins (Southern Miss), and DeHendret Collins (Ole Miss). Robinson looks to be another one along that line.”
The combine lasted nearly five hours, but was fun for all involved.
“Its an event we look forward to having every year,” said Copiah Academy Athletic Director Scott Cline. “It’s big getting the names we got here and the turnout. We saw a lot of talent here today; some guys we knew about and others we didn’t.”
For players like Trevillion and Robinson, the exposure against some top recruits has their stock rising among D-I schools.