Creston (Ohio) Norwayne cornerback Trevahn Beery first made his name when he picked off three Maty Mauk passes in the 2011 Ohio Division 4 state title game. 15 months later the class of 2014 prospect has landed his first scholarship offer.
The 6-foot, 155-pound Beery made his way to Buffalo University on Saturday, and had an offer from the Bulls before the day was out.
"I kind of had an idea I was going to get one when I went there for the junior day because the coach called my head coach and said if I could get down there in front of the head coach, I'd either leave with an offer or sometime the following week I would get one," Beery said.
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"We got there with all the other recruits and they split us up into positions. The DB coach kept me after and we went into the head coach's room. He said, 'Obviously we really want you,' but they couldn't offer me in person. After we left he had me call one of their assistants on the phone and they offered me then."
The trip not only produced Beery's first scholarship offer, but it also gave him a chance to check out Buffalo's campus.
"It was really nice up there. I loved the feel of it," Beery said. "They just signed another contract with NIKE this year, so they are going to get a bunch of new NIKE stuff. What really got my attention is they have a big mall ten minutes away, and I love shopping."
Beery was joined on his visit to Buffalo by his teammate, wide receiver Kaleb Harris. Both Norwayne prospects came away impressed with Buffalo head coach Jeff Quinn.
"We both thought he was an awesome guy," Beery said. "He knew what he was talking about and knew who he wanted for their program to get them better."
Beery has been active in making visits during the winter. He recently made another trip to Louisville, a school that has been recruiting him for several months.
"I went to Louisville last weekend," Beery said. "I love that place and it is so nice up there. The coaches are all awesome. Their trainer's name is 'Smiley' and that is the opposite of what he is. He's a pretty scary guy.
"That's the biggest school I have been to so far. I talked to Tommy Restivo and he really likes me. I am hoping for an offer up there, but I still love their school so we will see where that goes."
Beery may join Harris on a visit to Illinois this upcoming weekend if his indoor track meet does not interfere. He also plans to visit Kent State and Western Michigan later this month for spring practices.