Bryce Treggs had an impressive showing in Bellflower (Calif.) St. John Bosco's season-opening 49-21 victory against Mission Hills and not many people are surprised because Treggs is considered one of the top 2012 prospects in California.
Treggs, a 5-foot-10, 157-pound wide receiver, finished with eight receptions for 184 yards and two touchdowns and on defense had four tackles, three pass deflections and an interception.
Projected as a wide receiver in college, Treggs definitely put his stamp on being one of the top juniors playing on the West Coast.
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"The reason it's good is because one of the things we do is our slot receivers are an outlet to our running game," said Brian Treggs, Bryce's father and St. John Bosco's wide receivers coach.
"With the speed option, once that defensive end crashes the quarterback can pull it and then he throws it to the bubble screen which is Bryce. He actually scored on that."
St. John Bosco's offensive scheme allows Treggs the ability to catch the ball on a short pass and make things happen in space. Instead of having to fight off a cornerback and probably a safety deep on defense, Treggs can catch the ball quickly and then pick up yards with blockers in front of him. In the opener it worked out quite well.
"It's a huge weapon because we don't have to throw the ball downfield to him for him to score," Brian Treggs said. "He scored on a 51-yard touchdown pretty much on a screen pass. One of the things we've started to see is his ability to run after the catch and do some good things with the ball.
"It's not a premium to get the ball downfield. It's just a matter of getting the ball in space and letting him do what he does. The kid works extremely hard during the off-season. He didn't shy away from any camps or any 7-on-7 tournaments. He put in the work and now we're seeing the result of that."
Recruiting has steadily picked up as well. Arizona State and Stanford have already offered and mainly all Pac-10 schools along with Alabama, Miami, Colorado State and Northwestern are showing interest. Early on, Treggs said he'd like to stay in the Pac-10 but now is considering all options - and realizes it's still very early in his recruitment.
"He's only a junior and he has a long way to go," Brian Treggs said. "He's open. In the beginning he wanted to stay in the Pac-10 and now he's starting to open his mind up to pursue other options to see what's best for him.
"He understands it's too early to tell and that he should take a closer analysis at the schools to see who provides the best academic and athletic opportunity for him. That could change from year to year, you just never know."