Player Profile: St. John Bosco WR Bryce Treggs
Posted August 13, 2011 8:22 pm
FinestPreps always has its eyes peeled for the next great superstar.
If you recently watched Nike’s 7-on-7 tournament–“The Opening”–you were lucky enough to watch a plethora of future college football stars.
7-on-7 tournaments can mean only one thing–you’re going to see the wide receivers and defensive backs get after it out there.
One receiver at “The Opening” recently made a name for himself and made quite a splash in the nationally televised event.
The gifted wideout is so good–he’s already drawing comparisons to DeSean Jackson.
Who’s the supremely gifted wide receiver who will be the next great wide receiver for the California Golden Bears?
Check below for the report on him from Mike Curtis!
If you followed Nike’s The Opening, a 7-on-7 event featuring 150 of the nation’s top high school prospects, one name you heard time and time again was Bryce Treggs. The St. John Bosco (Bellflower, California) wideout sliced and diced opposing defenses all week long. At the end of the week Bryce decided to conclude his recruitment and commit to Coach Jeff Tedford and the Cal Golden Bears, following in his dad’s footsteps.( His father, Brian, played wide receiver at Cal from 1988 to 1991).
Bryce received scholarship offers from all across the country and most of the Pac-12. The four star wideout is silky smooth and very polished– it is evident he has benefited from good coaching (his father is wr coach at St. John Bosco). Many may think due to his size(5-11, 175 lbs) that Treggs’ future is in the slot but his skill set and versatility enables him to line up outside. He displays an impressive burst off the line, which makes it very difficult for corners to press him. A crisp route runner–he seamlessly breaks in and out of his cuts with quickness and precision. Treggs is very fundamentally sound and he does all the little things well.
The gifted wideout is very instinctive and does a tremendous job of finding openings in the defense and exploiting them. He’s blessed with excellent hands, catches everything in his vicinity, and rarely lets the ball get into his body. Elite quickness makes Treggs deadly on quick slants, hitches, and screen passes. Dangerous after the catch, he is extremely shifty and difficult to corral in the open field. He’s currently rated as the nation’s 18th ranked receiver–according to Rivals.com. Treggs can also stretch the field vertically. While he’s not a 4.3 forty guy, he is very explosive and has no problems creating separation. He can also go up to get the ball, combining superior body control with good ball skills to make the circus catch look routine.
Agility, instincts, and speed will also make Bryce a force to be reckoned with as a kick returner. Durability won’t be an issue because Bryce pulls double duty as a playmaking defensive back. Treggs is very confident and competitive, he has swag for days. He is not afraid to talk a little trash and has the “you can’t stop me” mentality that you want from your top receiver. Bryce puts an emphasis on academics and is an excellent student as well. Like many high schoolers, Treggs needs to add some size and muscle to his wiry frame. If he can improve his straight line speed–he will be even more lethal.
Bryce is coming off a junior season in which he torched defenses to the tune of 56 grabs for 1010 yards and 12 touchdowns. Treggs and fellow Golden Bear commit four star quarterback Zach Kline have been building quite a bond while hitting the camp circuit and through social networking sites. Developing chemistry with your signal-caller is paramount to success and Treggs already has a leg up on that. He and Kline should provide a high octane 1-2 combo in Berkeley for years to come! Look for Treggs to shine on the collegiate level and beyond in the NFL!
Mike Curtis is a writer for FinestPreps.com. He can be reached by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. All comments and feedback are welcome.
Check out the junior highlight video of Bryce Treggs below!