Michael Trigg is a 6-foot-4, 240-pound tight end that has just received an offer to play football and basketball at the University of Kentucky, as reported by 247.
He would be a walk-on for the basketball team, but for the football team, this would be a huge add. Trigg is ranked as the fourth-best tight end in the 2021 class and 127th overall.
Trigg currently has his top 10 schools set with Kentucky, LSU, USC, Auburn, North Carolina, Michigan State, South Carolina, Illinois, Ohio State and Penn State. He has been offered to play both sports at Kentucky, LSU, and USC.
Here’s an excerpt from 247’s Bart Simmons, who evaluated Trigg earlier in March when he compared him to Los Angeles Rams tight end Gerald Everette, adding that Trigg has the potential to be a fourth to seventh round NFL Draft pick.
“Tight end projection that is more of a big wide receiver in terms of body type and usage in high school. Underdeveloped frame that has a capacity for transformation. Extremely productive pass catcher against shoddy competition. Natural hands catcher. Good body control and ball skills. Easy athlete that can be dangerous after the catch and has played quarterback in a run-heavy role. Isn’t asked to play in-line but has shown some willingness to block in H-back roles and is active on defense. High end basketball player. Evaluation changes if he’s a wide receiver because separation speed isn’t obvious. Very much a hybrid type that may not fit every offense. We view as a future tight end with significant upside in the right system and with development will be a Power Five impact starter and a mid round NFL Draft pick,” Simmons wrote.
This would be a great pick up for Stoops and company. As for Calipari, to have a walk-on that can practice with the team and be physical would be a huge bonus.
As it stands, Kentucky holds 11 commitments in the class of 2021. Trigg would be the first from Florida, so expect the Cats to push for Trigg hard, especially after not picking up a tight end in the 2020 class.