The first time that I saw LaCarr Trent was his freshman year running sprints for Gahanna Lincoln High School. Fast, I mean he was fast. As in OHSAA State track meet fast. Last year he finished 2nd in the 1oo meters.
Watched him run last Thursday, and even with a fast trigger from the starter, he still ran 10.83. For the season, he has run 22.6/200 meters.
On the football team, he is a starting corner in a very solid program. Loves football. Wants to play college football. Wants to play corner. Major hurdle – LaCarr is 5’9 every day. 5’9-160, but can he sprint.
Like him as a corner. Can flip his hips. Good quick burst. Back pedals. Good range. Of course, he can run receivers and backs down from behind. Obvious height disadvantage, but he is an aggressive corner.
At times, I thought he could be a slot. Catch the ball and run. Coach him up on catching the ball and let him run.
Of course, the same was true with Lorain’s – Zion Cross. Zion was/is one of the fastest, if not fastest sprinters in Ohio. He also played football and played some slot. Told recruiters to coach him up on catching the ball. He was fast with a football in his hands. Zion committed to run track at Akron, just last week. Oh, well.
Speaking of Zion Cross. He hurt his hamstring last winter, and missed most of the outdoor track season. After trying to get in race condition, he finished 3rd at the state meet. LaCarr finished 2nd. Hope both are healthy this June.
Back to LaCarr and football. Needs to impress college coaches this summer in the football camps. Will need to prove that he can battle in one on one coverage drills. Will have to play tight and tough. Needs to WOW them with his 40 time. Needs to battle receivers.
Honestly, he has a tough challenge. But, he really wants a chance to play football. Track will always be there for him.