January 26, 2011

2013 star already getting looks

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At a program like St. Xavier in Cincinnati (Ohio), it's not too often that a sophomore can make a major impact. In fact, the Bombers dressed only two sophomores on the varsity roster this past fall, one of which was wide receiver Trey Kilgore.

The 6-foot-2, 175-pound prospect did more than just contribute, the tall, rangy athlete led the Bombers in all three of the main receiving categories: receptions, yards, and touchdowns. His combination of size, athleticism, and on-field production has him tracking as one of the top prospects in Ohio for the 2013 class.

"It was pretty great," said Kilgore, of his sophomore season. "It was a good feeling. I enjoyed it a lot, getting a chance to go out there and just play football."

It is still very early for Kilgore when it comes to recruiting but schools of note for the junior-to-be include Ohio State, Florida, Kentucky, LSU and hometown Cincinnati.

It didn't take long for Kilgore to show flashes of his tremendous potential. In the season opener in the Crosstown Showdown, Kilgore made a 41-yard catch on the Bombers opening drive against nationally ranked Good Counsel (Md.).

"I was pretty nervous before the game," Kilgore explained. "As soon as I caught it, I put two hands on the ball and was just carrying the ball with two hands the whole way until I got knocked out of bounds. I just wanted to make sure I held onto the ball, it was my first catch and I was really nervous."

Kilgore made many more big plays over the course of the season for St. X including a big touchdown catch against Colerain that helped put the Bombers into the Region 4 final.

"It was great," Kilgore said, when asked about the experience of making a deep playoff run. "This whole year I was just dedicating to the senior class because I know how important it was to them. I just wanted to go out there and give it my all so we could win."

Kilgore planned to spend his winter months on the basketball floor but unfortunately a broken foot has sidelined him for the time being. He hopes to get back on the floor before the season is over and then eventually his attention will turn back to the football field where he is still evaluating what camps he will be attending over the summer.

Marc Givler is a freelance writer based in Ohio


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