Stanley (Kan.) Blue Valley defensive back Trey Hobson made the trip from Kansas City to State College, Pa., this past weekend for the NIKE Training Camp, and after the long haul the 5-foot-11, 170-pounder said the trip was worth every long minute sitting in the plane.
Hobson had one of the best days of the defensive backs, and he also ran one of the top shuttle times in the camp.
"I couldn't miss out on an opportunity like this," Hobson said. "I'm just glad I came up here. I think I did pretty well for my first elite camp. I think NIKE has everything laid out pretty well and if you work hard you're going to succeed.
"I had one of the fastest shuttle times, when I ran a 3.94, so I'm pretty excited about that."
Hobson said he thinks his performance, especially in the drills and one-on-ones helped open up some eyes from coaches throughout the nation.
"These coaches are out here looking, and you never know who's looking at you," he said. "I just tried to give my best effort, and that's all I wanted to come out here and do.
"I think I opened up some eyes, and I think being from Kansas City maybe made some people say wow. A lot of the other guys they probably already knew who they were. But I hope I opened up some eyes, and I was really excited to be out here."
Hobson has been getting steady recruiting attention in May, especially from some of the Big 12 schools.
"Nebraska's defensive coordinator called me, and I think they're pretty interested," Hobson said. "They came to school also and looked at film. I'm getting some stuff from Michigan State, KU and Northwestern, too. K-State is also starting to get involved. Those are schools I'm going to consider, I just hope somebody steps up and offers."
Hobson earned first-team all-East Kansas League honors as a junior. He was also a second-team all-metro selection as a junior.