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RECRUITING: Wildcats Closing In On California MVP Athlete

(Photo provided by Trevian Tribble)

NAME: Trevian (Trey) Tribble

HIGH SCHOOL: Kaiser High School (Fontana, California)


TOP SCHOOLS: San Jose State, Weber State

Whether it’s on the football field on the baseball diamond, Trevian “Trey” Tribble is guaranteed to bring two things: versatility and athleticism.

As a two-sport star at Kaiser High School in Fontana, California, located just outside of Riverside, Tribble played every position except pitcher and catcher, then finally settled in center field in his junior – and final – season.

In football, he was a dual threat quarterback who also saw time as a defensive back. As a quarterback, he led his team to an 11-1 record and his team averaged a 29-point margin of victory. Tribble would oftentimes end up getting benched before the game was over, but he still managed to throw for 2,380 yards and 24 touchdowns in his career, in addition to running for 2,412 yards and 23 touchdowns.

He can do it all.

In a video that Tribble shared with Weber State Weekly, it showed him running a 4.43 40-yard dash, and when you combine that kind of speed with his vision on the field, you can tell that this young man is lethal.

Tribble, a 6’0”, 180-pound athlete, wasn’t even able to compete in either football or baseball as a senior due to local restrictions. Through his sophomore and junior seasons, however, he was a two-time all-league player and was named the 2019 Offensive MVP of his league. It certainly felt like he was on the verge of having a breakout senior season.

Since he couldn’t play his final year of high school or go on any official visits, the recruiting experience for Tribble hasn’t exactly played out how he imagined that it was going to.

“Not being able to go on visits has been a big trip. I have all these interests but they can’t get me out to visit because of COVID,” Tribble said. “I haven’t been able to get my name more out there, so it’s been kind of rough.”

That doesn’t necessarily mean that there isn’t any interest in Tribble; San Jose State and Weber State have both offered Tribble football scholarships, and both of them love the athleticism and willingness to play any position. As far as what he can and is willing to do, Tribble said, “I have played safety – not just safety, though. I’m more of an athlete, so I can really move around. I would like to play offense, but wherever I’m needed and can provide, that’s a good start for me.”

His versatility isn’t the only highlight that he’ll be taking to college. “My leadership ability is very high,” Tribble told Weber State Weekly in a phone call earlier this week. “I went 25-3 in high school. I’m just a winner. I like to deal with adversity along the way. I can bring my energy and have it feed off to others. I feel like that’s a big part of playing football. You don’t want someone with a dull attitude. You always want to have high hopes and energy because if you feel good, you play good. If I feel good in the environment, an environment where I can succeed, I’ll take my chance and do what I do.”

As previously mentioned, Tribble wasn’t able to physically visit any campuses this year, but the Weber State coaching staff made sure that they could hop on a Zoom call with him and show him the campus and surrounding areas.

He fell in love with what he saw.

“Man, that’s a nice facility,” Tribble said. “It’s brand new. They showed me the mountains and the city, the view. It’s so beautiful out there. The environment is amazing. The facility was very beautiful.”

Tribble didn’t just love the mountains and facility. He went on to mention, “I love the uniforms and I love the colors. It’s very unique. Not a lot of people can rock all-purple, but Weber can pull it off.”

When watching his film, it’s hard not to imagine and want Tribble playing in Stewart Stadium and rocking those all-purple uniforms himself.

Tribble’s vision for his education is to either go into business or sports and exercise science. He’s aware of the toll that football can take on the body and wants to better understand how he can help himself recover.

According to Tribble, his primary recruiter has been Skyler Ridley.

Off the field, Tribble, who lives with his grandparents in Fremont, enjoys visiting his mother and siblings in Beaumont, California. He’s also a gamer and loves hopping on the PlayStation to play “Madden” and “NBA 2K.”

He plans on announcing his commitment on February 3.

Waldo’s Magic 8 Ball Prediction

Tribble is going to be a steal wherever he ends up. He’s got a winning mindset and a competitiveness that any program in the nation wants to have in their players. Waldo’s Magic 8 Ball has been good to Weber State lately, so we were eager to see what it said in regard to Mr. Tribble. After asking if he would end up committing to the Wildcats, the response we received was, “As I see it, yes.” Weber State’s recruiting has been on fire, and the way they’ve developed relationships with recruits has been incredible. We believe that the recruiting momentum will continue and that Tribble will commit to play for Weber State.

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