Last year, USF became one of the first colleges to extend a scholarship offer to Michael Trigg.
In football and basketball.
It was a way for the Bulls to stand out in the recruiting process. The dual offers were not enough. Two weeks ago, Trigg narrowed his list of 48 offers in football to a top 10.
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.
Of those 10, three colleges (Kentucky, LSU and Southern California) have also offered scholarships in basketball.
That could help. After all, Trigg said he would like to play both sports at the next level if given the chance.
Trigg, who transferred from Seffner Christian to Carrollwood Day earlier this month, is ranked among the nation’s top three tight ends by several recruiting publications. Last year, he had 82 catches for 1,232 yards and 16 touchdowns in leading the Crusaders to the Class 2A state semifinals.
In basketball, Trigg led Seffner Christian to the state final two years ago and the region final this past season.