Creston (Ohio) Norwayne 2014 defensive back Trevahn Beery rose to prominence when he picked off record-setting quarterback Maty Mauk three times in last season's Division IV state title game.
This fall, the 6-foot, 160-pound Beery is putting together a pretty impressive encore, and college coaches are starting to take notice.
"I have gotten some bigger schools and a lot of MAC schools looking at me," Beery said. "The main one is Louisville. They have sent me a bunch of things and I am going down on the 20th for a visit and their game.
"They have sent me three handwritten letters so far. I have also messaged them back and forth on Facebook, but I haven't got to talk with them yet so I can't wait to go down there to finally visit and see how everything is down there. They have a solid program and have been able to take freshman and make them into machines. They said they like taller corners, which really got my attention."
Beery also plans a college visit this weekend down to Cincinnati. The Bearcats along with Duke, Buffalo and Ball State are additional schools showing regular interest in Beery. The latest team to make contact with the junior defensive back is Illinois.
"Illinois messaged me on Facebook the other day," Beery said. "They saw my highlight video and said they will be recruiting the heck out of me."
Norwayne High has followed up their 2011 state championship season by starting out 6-0 this fall. Beery has contributed to that perfect record with two interceptions on defense, including one returned for a touchdown. This year, though, Beery is also starting at wide receiver on offense and has scored five of the six times he has touched the football including all four of his receptions this fall.