Montgomery (Ala.) Trinity tight end Tommy Trott is a 6-foot-4, 235-pound playmaker that earned all-state honors as a junior and is already getting regular mail from Alabama, Auburn, Georgia, Arkansas, LSU, Florida and Ole Miss.
Now the big question – does one of the in-state teams have an edge for him?
Actually, Trott has ties to both schools.
“I started off an Auburn fan and have kind of switched back and forth,” Trott told Bryan Matthews of AuburnSports.com.
“I’m actually more of an Alabama fan right now. My dad’s side of the family is big Auburn fans but my mom’s side is the biggest group Bama fans I’ve ever met. But that probably won’t play any part. I’m so up in the air right now. I’m looking at any SEC school or big out of conference school.”
His father, Marvin Trott, played center for Auburn from 1975-77 while his mother graduated from Alabama and his older brother is currently a student at the Capstone. His grandfather on his mother's side played baseball at Alabama.
Trott, who racked up 63 catches for 1,184 yards and 12 touchdowns as a junior, said when it comes time to make a decision he’ll be looking at two things.
“I want to pick a school with a good football back ground,” he said. “I also want to get a great education.”
That’ll be important since Trott has a 3.5 grade-point average.