His story: Treylon LaSalle is a junior, but already a three-year starter and a team captain for the South Hills Scorpions. He started at cornerback as a freshman and at both receiver and defensive back as a sophomore. This season, he’s primarily being used offensively, though he still sees time in the defensive backfield. Last Friday night in a 24-21 loss to Granbury, LaSalle hauled in 10 receptions for 131 yards and two scores, bringing his season totals to 24 catches for 401 yards and five touchdowns.
His goal: LaSalle says his immediate goal is simply to be the best player he can be, but long term he says playing football in college and professionally would be nice.
He said: “I like to be physical, especially blocking wise. Since I’ve been playing [at the varsity level] for three years, I’ve learned a lot from experience, but I’m still learning more about the game and getting better. I’ve been working hard practicing and in the weight room. I’m getting stronger and I think it shows on the field, too.”
Coach J.J. Resendez said: “He’s a pretty special athlete. He has an incredible intelligence on the field. He picks up concepts really quick as it pertains to reading coverages and seeing the field. His speed is deceptive; he’s a long strider. He doesn’t look like he’s running that fast, but he’s a 4.4, 40-yard type kid. If you don’t make a tackle on him early, he has the potential to take a short pass and make it into a huge gain. He’s also a lock-down corner. He can take your best receiver and lock him up. He just happens to be our best receiver as well. He’s a legitimate two-way player. He can play corner at a very high level and receiver at a very high level. He’s a guy that we have a lot of confidence in that anywhere on the field we can go to him at any point in time and he’s going to make a play.”
Interesting note: LaSalle has already lettered in three sports – football, basketball and track – and will likely letter in a fourth sport – baseball – this year.
Special to the Star-Telegram
South Hills star Treylon LaSalle has been outstanding on both offense and defense this season.
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