Carrollwood Day’s Michael Trigg, one of the country’s most coveted tight ends, whittled down his list of 48 offers to a top 10 that he announced on Twitter Sunday afternoon.
Florida State, the school many recruiting experts expected him to attend, did not make the list. In fact, no school from the state was on there.
Four schools each from the Big Ten (Illinois, Michigan State, Ohio State and Penn State) and four from the SEC (Auburn, Kentucky, LSU and South Carolina) made the cut. North Carolina and Southern California rounded out the list.
Trigg is ranked among the nation’s top three tight ends by several recruiting publications. Two other highly-touted receiving prospects in the area committed to non-state schools: Plant City’s Mario Williams (Oklahoma) and Bloomingdale’s Agiye Hall (Alabama).
Earlier this week, Trigg left Seffner Christian and enrolled at Carrollwood Day. The decision was influenced at least partly by racial tensions at his former school.
Last year, Trigg had 82 catches for 1,232 yards and 16 touchdowns in leading the Crusaders to the Class 2A state semifinals.