June 30, 2011
|Dirk Knudsen; NorthwestPrepReport.com|
|WR Trevor Dye of Oregon City is going to be hard to stop once the ball is in his vicinity this year.|
We have been out on the road this year at camps and clinics and have some seen some new versions of some older guys. One guy who first impressed us last year showed up with a new look and improved skills and is now amongst the Regions best Wide Receivers. Trevor Dye of Oregon City is bigger, faster, stronger, and more confident then he was a year ago.
Armed with those attributes he has consistently been amongst the top 2% of talent we have seen. At 6’2″ and 190 pounds this sprinter has wowed coaches and spectators with some acrobatic catches and aggressive route running.
Dye starred for the Pioneers last year and was a primary target for QB Landon Martinez. The only issue was finding enough blocking and time to get the dynamic pair into a rhythm. That appears to all be changing now.
Kevin Strasser is the new Head Coach at OC and is planning on spreading it around this year.
“We are going to run a shotgun spread and already have it mostly implemented,” said Trevor. “I am super excited to have this offense installed… it should really help the team.”
Facts are that Martinez has a big arm and make good reads. This formation will give him the time he needs for Dye and others to get open.
Dye recently was named First Team All Camp at the Linfield Summer Camp and really shined at the Nike NFTC Invite camps in June and at the Portland State Camp this week.
Paired against top rated Corner Tye Collier (Central Catholic) Dye caught ball after ball even with Collier draped over him. He is a big target with collegiate skills and has his confidence has built up he has turned things up a notch.
Trevor Dye will certainly be a collegiate Wide Receiver and we are not the only ones watching who know that. He joins a select group of receivers in the Pacific Northwest that includes Trent Sewell (Bothell HS), Michael Rechter (Bellermine Prep, Adam Winterling (Jesuit), Jamarr Graves (Grant) and Taylor Walcott (Marist), to name a few. All of these athletes are college bound.
Here is the interview we caught with young Mr. Dye this week as he talked about the season ahead and his progress so far this year.